With the resumption of international flights to and from India, the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has been witnessing 25 daily international departures, a significant increase from the earlier 10 per day. The Airport has reinstated more than 90% routes compared to pre-Covid.
With the gradual increase in international operations, BLR Airport’s route network is expected to further augment with the resumption of routes and additional flights to cater to the demand.
Currently, BLR Airport is connected to 21 international destinations in 17 countries operating through 24 airlines, and the Airport will be adding newer routes later this year to Seattle (American Airlines) and will be strengthening its existing route to San Francisco (Air India) with United Airlines set to launch weekly flights in October, connecting the world’s two biggest tech hubs – Bengaluru and San Francisco.
To address the expected increase in passenger traffic and make the airport experience more seamless, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)—operator of BLR Airport—has deployed automation-enabled technology at various checkpoints such as terminal entry, check-in, security check, immigration, and customs. The existing technology such as self-baggage drops, smart security lane with automated tray retrieval system, along with other contactless technology will further improve the overall airport experience.
“Delivering superior customer experience and consistently improving operational efficiency has become a strategic priority as passenger volumes are expected to grow over the next few months. The timely announcement of the resumption of international flight operations ahead of the busy summer travel season has set a positive tone for the industry. With continuous infrastructure development and technology integrations, BLR Airport is well prepared to handle larger passenger volumes, “said Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited.