Major International airports in india

Kempegowda International Airporr, Bengaluru

Bengaluru International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Bangalore. The airport is located 4 kilometres south of Devanahalli and is 40 kilometres from the central business district of Bangalore (30 kilometres from the Bangalore City Railway Station) and covers 4,000 acres.In November 2013 Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) is set to change its name from Bengaluru International Airport to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The New Bengaluru (Bangalore) International Airport, built on the city outskirts began operations on the night of 23 of May 2008, after delays in air traffic control services set forward the original planned opening date of 30 March 2008.

The airport, which replaced the old HAL Bangalore International Airport is located in Devanahalli, 40km outside of the city of Bangalore. It is spread over 4,000 acres of land.The airport began construction in July 2005 and following endless government and airport authority negotiations the project's first phase (conceived in 1993) got underway.The terminal and airport went through some last-minute design changes in late 2005 to accommodate an increase in the expected passenger traffic for the projected opening date in 2008.

Major Highlights of Bengaluru International Airport
1.Expanded terminal spans over 150,500 sq meters in 2013
2.T1A will increase the number of check-in counters from 53 to 86, immigration counters from 18 to 24, and baggage reclaim belts from nine to 13.
3.The swanky new Terminal 1A at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is expected to handle up to 2 crore passengers a year, almost double the present 1.14 crore.
4.With the commissioning of the additional terminal, BIA is poised to overtake Chennai International Airport as the third largest airport in the country.
5.Bengaluru International Airport was acknowledged for its operational excellence in April 2010 with the title of the Best Emerging Airport - Indian Sub-continent by

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