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 invites artists to submit entries for a Monumental Sculpture at the Forest Belt area in T2

This initiative will enable local and global artists to showcase their talent by enlivening the culture of Karnataka and South India Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) today announced a unique programme inviting artists and art …

BLR Airport welcomes UPS’ Freighter to Bengaluru

UPS expands its network in India with a second gateway facility at BLR Airport Part of half-way-around-the-world flight connects Indian businesses in Southern India with global marketplaces strengthening trade between Asian markets, Europe, and the …

BLR Airport crosses 250 million passenger mark making it the first PPP airport in South India to have achieved this milestone

BLR Airport further achieved 2 million Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) since AOD Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has achieved a significant milestone by crossing the 250 million passenger mark since the launch of its operations …

BIAL honoured with the highest recognition at ACI’s Green Airport Recognition

Also honoured as the winner of the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability’ for the year 2021 Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), has been honoured with the Green Airport …

BIAL partners with Kotak and Phi Commerce to facilitate omnichannel payment solution

With an aim to facilitate a seamless payment experience for customers, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), has introduced an innovative omnichannel payment solution across the airport …

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Reports Record Growth in Cargo Volumes

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) recorded its highest-ever cargo tonnage in Financial Year (FY) 2022, despite challenging circumstances due to multiple Covid waves. BLR Airport processed an all-time high tonnage for a fiscal …

Bangalore International Airport announces winners of BIAL Genie Hackathon in collaboration with Microsoft

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) — operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) today announced winners of the ‘BIAL Genie Hackathon’ in collaboration with Microsoft. Over 11,517 teams comprising developers and data scientists from …

BLR Airport gearing up to handle the resumption of International Operations

BLR Airport resumes 25 international departing flights in a day; Expects to add new routes and airlines in a phased approach BLR Airport has increased the use of automation at pre-embarkation checkpoints to reduce waiting …

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) Awarded the prestigious PEER Platinum Certification

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has been awarded the prestigious PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) Platinum certification by Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI), the foremost authoritie …

BLR Airport Emerges as the Transfer Hub for South India

BLR Airport connects to a wide catchment of 23 cities within 75 mins of flying range 19% of the total traffic handled at BLR Airport during Calendar Year (CY) 2021 were transfer passengers, as against …


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
KIAL Rd, Devanahalli
Karnataka 560300
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