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Kempegowda International Airport Code BLR

Airport Codes

IATA CODE BLR
ICAO CODE VOBL
FAA CODE N/A
WORLD AREA CODE 733
COUNTRY CODE IND
ZIP CODE 560300
IATA METROPOLITAN CODE BLR

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 13°11'52"N / 77°42'22"E

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Weather Observations

Station ID: VOBL
Observation Time: 12/05/2021 1:49 pm

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About Kempegowda International Airport Code

Kempegowda International Airport code is BLR. This three-letter IATA code is derived from the Silicon Valley of India Bengaluru. Its elevation above sea level is 915 meters. 

About Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) is spread across an area of 4,000 acres near Devanahalli in Karnataka. Upon its inception in 2008, it became the first primary commercial airport in the state fully powered by solar energy.

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) is named after the founder of Bengaluru Kempe Gowda. This facility is regarded as the country’s third-busiest airport by passenger traffic. 

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) Runways

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) is serviced  by two state-of-the-art runways: 

09L/27R 4,000m asphalt

09R/27L 4,000m asphalt 

These runways handle 230,359 aircraft movements along with 374,062 tonnes of cargo annually. 

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) Terminals

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) features a single terminal building that handles both domestic and international operations. Spread across an area of more than 150,556-meter square, this entire facility welcomes approximately 20 million passengers every year. In fact, the passenger traffic is increasing year on year at this facility owing to a number of factors including its reputation as the country’s hub of technologies. 

To accommodate this rising traffic, the authorities have several expansion plans underway.

There are check-in and baggage reclaim facilities on the lower floor while departure gates are at the first floor. 

Nearest Airports to Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

Chennai International Airport 327 km 

Coimbatore International Airport 354 km 

Mangalore International Airport 377 km 

Tiruchirappalli International Airport 378 km 

Calicut International Airport 418 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Nearest Airports to Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

AirAsia India 

Air India 

Alliance Air 

American Airlines 

GoAir

IndiGo

SpiceJet

Star Air 

TruJet

United Airlines

Vistara  

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
09-27 13,123 ft 148 ft Other “paved” Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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