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Bangalore Airport (BLR)

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Bangalore Airport (BLR)

BLR - Airport Kempegowda International Airport
  • IATA BLR
  • Coordinates 13.1986298, 77.7066038
  • Time Zone UTC+5.30

Kempegowda International Airport

Bangalore city was served by HAL Bangalore International Airport until the year 2008 and was replaced by the Bengaluru International Airport on 24 May, 2008. Initially, it was called as Bengaluru International Airport but later its name was changed to Kempegowda International Airport, with the opening of the new Terminal 1A on December 14, 2013. The name was given as a honour to Kempegowda, the founding father of Bangalore.
This airport was constructed through a public-private partnership between Government of India and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). In a survey conducted by Skytrax, the airport was awarded “India’s Best Airport” for the year 2011. The airport is a hub for airlines like SpiceJet, Jet Airways, AirAsia India, Deccan Aviation and Blue Dart Aviation.
Terminals
The airport’s domestic and international terminals are situated in the same building and both share the same check-in hall. This single passenger terminal is fully air conditioned and has four floors. The basement of the building houses the retail storage, rest areas and services. The level 2 (first floor) houses the domestic and international departure lounges and the majority of the retail outlets. The baggage reclaim and the check-in facilities are located on level 1 (ground floor).
Hajj terminal
The Hajj terminal of Kempegowda International Airport serves exclusively Hajj pilgrims and can handle up to 600 passengers at a time. Designated prayer rooms and separate hot water facilities for Wadu (cleansing before prayers) are available in the terminal.
Transit Rules
Carrying liquor in one’s hand baggage is not allowed.
Once you have entered the terminal for departure, you won’t be allowed to exit.
The Transit Gate for domestic destinations is located outside the Terminal Building, next to Cafe Coffee Day and for international destinations it is located on the first floor near the immigration area.
Facilities provided to all transit passengers:
Reclining seats at the Arrival Hall
Special assistance for children, elderly and differently-abled passengers
Restrooms for differently-abled passengers

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About Kempegowda International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is located at Devanahalli town on National Highway 7 i.e. Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway, 40 kms from Central Business District (CBD) - MG Road. It is 30 kms from the Bangalore City Railway Station and 34.5 kms from Kempegowda Bus Station. The airport is well connected to the city centre by all modes of transport.

Airport Taxi Service: There are three official taxi operators at Kempegowda International Airport; Karnataka Taxi, Mega Cabs and Meru Cabs which provide safe and easy access to airport. All these three can be contacted via phone or website.

Car Rental: Akbar Travels and Carzonrent provide car rental services. One can contact the airport counters of the service provider which are located within the terminal building.

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