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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.
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, has been 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 and the master plan envisages the construction of a new integrated passenger terminal, equipped with world-class technology to accommodate up to over 50 million passengers per annum. With this strategic move, GVK has established 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.