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Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is India’s first Greenfield airport developed under the Public Private Partnership framework.
For the development of this airport, GVK Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) was constituted. 26% of GVK KIA’s equity is owned
by the Airport Authority of India and the Karnataka State Industrial Investment & Development Corporation, while the remaining 74% is held
by private promoters. In January 2012, GVK acquired 43% of this equity from the private promoters. In March 2016, GVK partnered with Fairfax
Group of Canada to divest 33% stake in Bangalore International Airport Limited and has retained 10% stake.
GVK has been committed to fast tracking Kempegowda International Airport’s development to transform it into a world-class iconic airport in
terms of quality and efficiency and set a benchmark for the future commercial development of Indian airports. In a significant development,
Kempegowda International Airport’s terminal, enhanced in design, exteriors, facilities and infrastructure, was inaugurated in December 2013.
The new Terminal not only reflects the city’s dreams but also the culture, ethos and landscape of Karnataka. Built on existing
facilities efficient and passenger-friendly design, the new infrastructure is at par with best in the world in terms of conveniences,
with double the existing area, facilities to host some of the largest aircrafts and world class technologies. Airside infrastructure
has also been further strengthened to cater to increased number of Aircraft movements. The new AOCC (Airport Operational Control
Centre) serves as the nerve-centre of the airport and helps both airlines and concessionaires to streamline processes.
This ensures smart decision-making and faster turnaround making the operations as well as travel through the airport more efficient and economical for passengers.
GVK KIA, Bengaluru handled traffic of 18.1 million passengers and 147,467 metric tonnes of cargo in 2015-16. The enhanced Terminal
will be able to handle 20 million passengers per annum. With this airport, GVK has established its presence in South India’s rapidly
expanding aviation market. Kempegowda International Airport has been hailed as an engineering marvel with sophisticated terminal and passenger facilities.
As Bengaluru is called the ‘Garden City’, GVK has highlighted this aspect of the city’s character in the airport’s surroundings.
Over 100 acres has been beautifully landscaped reflecting the essence of the city as a tranquil and green zone. The development
plans for Kempegowda International Airport includes a complete Airport City with excellent retail, entertainment and hospitality
options. Along with improving access to Kempegowda International Airport from the national highway, GVK is also exploring rail
connectivity to the city of Bengaluru and beyond.