Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

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Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), named after founder of the City – Hiriya Kempegowda – has the unique distinction of being the first Greenfield Airport in India, established on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. This heralded a revolution in Indian aviation, as more airports in the Country were privatised, thereafter.   

In January 2001, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), formed under the Companies Act, 1956, was incorporated to build, own and operate BLR Airport for a 60-year concession period.

BLR Airport commenced operations on May 24, 2008 – 33 months from the start of construction. The expansion of the Terminal was completed in 2014 to cater to the steady, unprecedented growth in passenger volumes.

Having served 10 million passengers in 2008, KIAB witnessed phenomenal growth during the subsequent years, becoming the fastest growing airport in the world in 2018. KIAB concluded Calendar Year 2019 with 33.65 million passengers.

Powered with cutting-edge technology, including Contactless Passenger Processing, Self Bag-Drops, Biometric-based self-boarding solution, BLR Airport connects Bengaluru to 61 domestic and 14 international destinations.   

Airport News

BLR Airport Enhances Domestic Passenger Experience with a More Expansive Environment at Terminal 1

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) announces the successful completion of a major terminal transformation project, which includes the repurposing of the former International area within Terminal 1 (T1) to create a dedicated and expansive …

BIAL sets up South Asia’s First Aircraft Recovery Training School, pioneering hands-on training for other Airports in the region

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has marked a significant milestone with the establishment of South Asia’s first-of-its-kind Aircraft Recovery Training School (ARTS), in the premises of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport). This institution is …

BLR Airport handled record Perishable Cargo for the third consecutive year

For three consecutive years, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (also known as KIAB/BLR Airport), has maintained its position as the leading airport for exporting perishable cargo in India. The Airport witnessed growth in the export of …

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru introduces BLR Pulse, the app which aims to elevate the Airport experience

Passengers flying through Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport) will now have a new way of experiencing the airport with the launch of 'BLR Pulse' – a personalised digital travel buddy to cater to their …

BIAL Appoints Air India SATS to Develop Greenfield Logistics Park at Kempegowda International Airport

Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS), India’s leading airport services company has been appointed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) as the Developer to Design, Build, Finance, Operate & Maintain a Greenfield Logistics …


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
KIAL Rd, Devanahalli
Karnataka 560300
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