Boost to Bengaluru: Kempegowda International Airport set for big revamp - Plan details here
The big plan includes expansion of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). It is already considered as the third busiest airport in the country with 27 million passengers and it is expected to increase the traffic to triple in the next 10 years.
The Bangalore International Airport is set to get a new look and witness a surge in passenger traffic with an investment of $2 billion. The big plan includes expansion of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). According to a report by news agency Reuters, this investment amount will be used to add a new terminal and a second runway which will boost the airport’s capacity to 45 million passengers per year.
Reportedly, Kempegowda International Airport is already considered as the third busiest airport in the country with 27 million passengers and it is expected to increase the traffic to triple in the next 10 years.
Kempegowda International Airport may become as big as Heathrow is today.
According to the Airports Authority of India, total passenger traffic rose about 16.5 per cent in the year 2017-2018, which is about 309 million.
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The population of Bengaluru has more than doubled since the turn of the century as banks, IT consultancies and startups set up bases, concreting over a city of trees, bungalows and lakes once favoured by the country’s retirees.
As per Reuters, along with a new terminal, Bangalore International Airport Ltd is also nearing completion of a second runway, capable of handling Airbus’s (AIR.PA) A380s and operating in near zero visibility.
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