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|