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 or Airport Opening Day (AOD), during the last weekend of June 2022. An additional 50 million passengers travelled from BLR Airport in the span of the last two years despite the pandemic and consequential slowdown. Furthermore, BLR Airport also achieved the milestone of 2 million Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) since AOD, making it the fastest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airport in South India to achieve this milestone.

The addition of new carriers in conjunction with the introduction of new routes and rising passenger numbers on existing routes has led to this noteworthy accomplishment. While the pandemic has meant that traffic growth over the past two years has been slower than usual, BLR Airport has historically grown very fast, as evidenced by how quickly the Airport has reached some of these milestones.

Milestone Additional Pax
(in Million)
Date Number of Days Average Pax/Day
(in each milestone)
I 50 19-Dec-2012 1,671 29,922
II 50 18-Mar-2016 1,185 42,194
III 50 25-Mar-2018 737 67,843
IV 50 27-Sep-2019 551 90,744
V 50 25-Jun-2022 1,002 49,900
Total 250 5,146 48,581

Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), said, “Reaching the 250 million milestone reassures us that our customer-centric approach, innovation and technically advanced infrastructure, in conjunction with the introduction of new routes and working closely with our airline partners and other stakeholders have led to consistent growth at BLR Airport. The milestone that we have achieved in such a short span is proof of our dedicated efforts to introduce the best to our passengers.”

To create an exceptional travel experience for passengers, BLR Airport offers world-class infrastructure and facilities. Passengers can experience the best of hospitality at the newly launched 080 lounges and Transit Hotel during their stopover at the Airport. With the opening of the state-of-the-art Terminal 2, BLR Airport aims to become the ‘New Gateway to India’.

BLR airport was voted recently by passengers as the ‘Best Regional Airport in India and South Asia’ at the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards.


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