It is the busiest airport in South India and the 3rd busiest airport in India, serving more than 20 million passengers annually.
Terminal 1 of the airport has been designed by global architectural leaders “HOK”. Bangalore Airport will be the first airport in India to use a humanoid robot, called ‘Kempa’, to assist passengers traveling to the airport.
BIAL is going to expand the airport by adding a new ‘Terminal 2’ in the future. The construction of T2 is already underway, and it is said that once this terminal is built, Bangalore airport will be able to handle 65 million passengers annually.
The Bangalore International Airport was inaugurated in May 2008. The HAL airport was closed down immediately.
In 2009 the State Government sent a proposal to the Union Government to rename the airport. This proposal got accepted in 2013 and the name of the airport was changed to Kempegowda International Airport.
It was renamed Kempegowda International Airport after the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda.
Awards & Recognition
1. Bangalore Airport was given the honor of the “Best Airport in India” at the Skytrax ‘World Airport Awards’ in 2011.
2. The airport received a ‘Gold’ rating in Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design(LEED) from Indian Green Building Council(IGBC) in 2013
3. BIAL received the prestigious “STAT Times International Award” for Cargo excellence in 2014
4. KIA was recognized as the “Best Regional Airport in Central Asia” at the Skytrax ‘World Airport Awards’ In 2015
5. Bangalore Airport won the award for “Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia” at the Skytrax ‘World Airport Awards’ in 2017.Taxi / Cab Facility in Bangalore Airport:
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Bus services: BMTC's Vayu Vajra AC Volvo buses which makeover 250 trips on a daily basis are the public bus service from Bangalore Airport to several destinations in the city through its 12 routes.
Train Services: The newly constructed KIAD railway station is on the Yelahanka-Chikkaballapur-Kolar railway line. This station is situated close to the northwest boundary of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, around 3.5 kilometers away from the terminal.
Parking Facility: The facility is available 100-200 meters away from the (passenger) terminal building. Either you can opt for the RFID Cards to avoid interventions and rapid exits, or you can pay cash while leaving the parking zone. Distance from prominent places:
Hebbal: 30 km
Bangalore City Railway Station: 30 km
MG Road: 35 km
Majestic: 45 km
Lalbagh: 50 km