The 5G rollout in India is accelerating at a pace with focus on Airports. The two telecom companies, Airtel and Jio, are attracting potential users as they start to cover all of the major cities and business hubs. High-speed connectivity is already starting to be seen at several airports in India, though there is still a long way to go before 5G is spread throughout the country. Bharti Airtel has... Read More
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the New Terminal T2 of Kempegowda International Airport on Friday. Built with a cost of around Rs 5000 Crore, the new terminal will double the passenger handling capacity from the current 2.5 crore to 5-6 crore passengers per annum. Guiding Principles: The design and architecture of Terminal 2 have been based on four guiding principles: Terminal in a garden Sustainability Technology Art & Culture Terminal in... Read More
According to the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has returned to pre-COVID-19 passenger levels due to high traffic numbers recorded in the current fiscal year (FY) 2023 until October 26. As per BIAL, passenger traffic volumes increased by more than 102% in domestic travel and by about 85% in international travel in October 2022 when compared to October 2019. "Until the last week of October, the... Read More
As India celebrated its Independence Day, the beta version of DigiYatra App was successfully rolled out at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) today. Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has been pioneering the DigiYatra effort from its early concept days, and pilot trials have been held since January 2017 at BLR Airport. DigiYatra: DigiYatra – the contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports, based on the use of single... Read More
The report comes in from Bengaluru India where earlier this week a Boeing 787 aircraft of Thai Airways burst its tire during the landing. The flight was coming from Bangkok on Thursday when the incident with the Dreamliner took place. Fortunately, neither any passenger nor any crew member on board was harmed. The investigation is currently under process and the reason is not known as of now. The Incident Flight... Read More
BIAL Inks Contract With ACES India Private Limited for Enhancing Mobile Infrastructure at Bengaluru Airport
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) and ACES India Private Limited have signed an agreement for mobile infrastructure services. The contract that will last for a span of ten years intends to provide services related to mobile communication technology, including 5G, to Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport. The duo will focus on creating modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure for the passengers, residents and other visitors of Bengaluru airport. ACES India Private Limited is a... Read More
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru witnessed a two-fold increase in the rose shipments ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. According to a report, Bengaluru airport facilitated the export of approximately 5.15 lakh kilograms of roses to nearly 25 international and domestic destinations this year. In 2021, the airport reported 2.7 lakh kilograms of shipment. The domestic shipments too have witnessed an impressive rise. The domestic shipment of roses showed... Read More
According to a release issued by Bengaluru International Airport Authority Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has emerged as the preferred transfer hub for South India. Bengaluru airport is the third busiest airport in India. BLR Airport delivered services to 74 domestic destinations in the calendar year 2021 (CY 2021), the highest number of destinations since the airport’s inception. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bengaluru airport served 54 routes. It is... Read More
The Bengaluru International Airport has witnessed an 18.9% escalation in its passenger traffic year-on-year basis to 16.07 million in the calendar year 2021. The airport operator informed that this upsurge comes on the back of double-digit growth in the domestic passenger volume. The domestic passenger traffic has seen a growth in light of the increased speed of vaccination and ease of travel restrictions imposed by the states due to the... Read More
Bengaluru Airport, one of the major airports in India, has seen many technological advancements over the years. But now, to make the experience of an airport even more personal, enjoyable, and warm, passengers can request a valet before they land at the airport. Not just that, but if people want to surprise their loved ones with flower bouquets at the airport or get their car washed before they return, they... Read More
The government has successfully finished the disinvestment process of Air India as Tata Groups have completed the acquisition process and the airline is all set to take up to the skies from January of next year. Now the government is ready to sell Air India’s ground handling unit to foreign ground handling companies such as Swissport. Swissport is owned by an international group of investors and is one of the... Read More
In an attempt to expand its global network even further American Airlines has announced the initiation of new flights to New Delhi which started on November 12th, 2021. American Airlines is the biggest airline in terms of fleet and seemingly the air-giant is ready to take advantage of the recent ease in travel restrictions. American Airlines will be using its largest widebody carrier in the fleet Boeing 777-300ER for the... Read More
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bangalore will get train services from today. The airport is located 30 odd kilometres out from the city in KIAL road, Devanahalli. It is a pain to reach for passengers who have an emergency flight. Given the distance it is from the city, the cab rides are costly. Even though the bus is a viable option, it still costs a lot of time for the passenger.... Read More
Reports of the Bangalore airport getting a CAT-III B compliant runway by 2021 were surfacing online. Now, as per a report from IANS, the Bangalore International Airport has finally installed the CAT-III B instrument landing system (ILS) on its runway. This kind of runway allows flights to take-off and land with lesser visibility due to fog. During winters in Bangalore, multiple flights get delayed because of fog and less visibility,... Read More
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