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Kempegowda International Airport

  • Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is India’s prime greenfield airport.
  • South India’s busiest airport and India’s third largest as on March 25, 2015.
  • Bengaluru International Airport receives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2013.
  • It spreads over approximately 4,000 acres.

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru is set to become India's leading travel destination known for its quality and efficiency. Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru started with the signing of a concession agreement in July 2004 between the Government of India and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). It is the first public private partnership airport in the country. The architect and legal framework – the concession agreement, CNS/ ATM agreement, and other documents was carefully finalised. This initiative has transformed perceptions about airports and how they are built and run.

With the Indian Government liberalising civil aviation, the domestic players could commission more private airlines and more foreign airlines could fly into the country. Since traffic volumes anticipated in the first year of operation were reached during construction stage the scope of project was significantly increased without changing the initial airport opening date.


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru has the distinction of being the first airport in India, to be constructed through a public-private partnership (PPP).

2014-15 Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru clocks in 15 million passengers
2015 KIAB has received the Gold rating in LEED India from the Indian Green Building Council for energy efficient, eco-friendly and sustainable terminal building design
2015 Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru recognized as the ‘Best Regional Airport in Central Asia’ by SKYTRAX
2014 Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru now IATA E-Freight Compliant
2014 BIAL receives the prestigious ‘STAT TIMES International Awards’ for Cargo Excellence

Updated: April, 2015

India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and is expected to be the largest by 2030.
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