Bangalore Airport, officially called Kempegowda International Airport, serves as both a domestic and international airport. In fact, it is an Indian airport that fully runs on solar power. For those travelling from this airport, there is an update on flight operations at Terminal 2 of the airport— here are the details!
Bangalore Airport: All International Flights To Operate From Terminal 2
We are happy to announce that commencing 10:45 am on August 31, 2023, all scheduled International flights will arrive and depart from Terminal 2 #BLRAirport.
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The Bangalore Airport released an update on their X (former Twitter) account. It stated that from 10:45 am on August 31, all international flights will operate from Terminal 2. It further mentioned contact numbers for any queries related to the timings. In addition to this, they have also mentioned a link to their FAQ section. The reason for this decision is anticipated to be the terminal’s passenger capacity.
Till now, Terminal 2 was used for the arrival and departure of domestic flights. As for the update, there are no further changes mentioned, including the airline list.
Singapore Airlines To Be The First One
On August 31, Singapore Airlines’ flight would be the first from a foreign country to touch down at Bengaluru Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2). According to sources with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the trip, which will take four hours and 35 minutes to complete, will leave Changi Airport on August 31 at 8:50 am (Singapore time) and land at Kempegowda International Airport at 10:55 am on the same day. BIAL has chosen to start its worldwide operations one day earlier than originally scheduled, on September 1.
A Tribute To The Garden City
The “Garden City” of Bangalore served as inspiration for the second terminal of the airport. Around ₹5,000 crore was spent on the construction of Terminal 2’s first phase. The terminal, which is 255,000 square metres in size, contributes to the airport’s capacity increase by 25 million extra passengers annually.
It was anticipated that Terminal 2’s second phase will offer 20 million extra passenger capacity annually, bringing the terminal’s total capacity to more than 45 million. While departures are scheduled for the first floor of Terminal 2, the arrivals section is located on the bottom floor. Additionally, 95 check-in counters, 17 security check lanes, 9 baggage claim belts, 34 traditional immigration gates and 6 electronic immigration gates are all present at Terminal 2’s initial phase.
Additionally, it has tarmac gates and jet bridge gates, including Code-F gates to accommodate bigger aircraft. Some of the main design objectives for Terminal 2 included technology and sustainability, and the terminal was awarded a LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
So, if you are planning to take an international flight from Bangalore Airport, take note of this new update in flight operations.
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