Kempegowda International Airport

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

GeneraI Information about Kempegowda Airport

The following table is an overview of BLR Airport indicated below:

AirportKempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
Airport TypePublic
Owner/OperatorBengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL)
Built In (Year)May 24, 2008
ServesBengaluru India
Hubs forAIX ConnectAkasa Air[2]Alliance AirDHL Aviation[3]FedEx ExpressIndiGoStar Air
Kempegowda Airport CodeBLR
Kempegowda Airport TerminalsSingle Terminal (Domestic and International)
Bengaluru International Airport Runway1
Bengaluru International Airport Coordinates13°12′25″N 077°42′15″E
Kempegowda Airport AddressKIAL Rd, Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560300, India
Contact Number91 80 2201 2001
Official WebsiteBengaluru Airport
Elevation915 m / 3,002 ft

Kempegowda Airport Code

Kempegowda 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. 

ZIP CODE560300

Kempegowda Airport Map

The Kempegowda Airport location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Kempegowda International Airport Runways

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

09-2713,123 ft148 ftOther “paved”Yes

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

Kempegowda Airport 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 meters 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 on the first floor. 

Nearest Airports to Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

Some of the closest airports to BLR Airport are:

List of Airlines Operating from Kempegowda Airport

The following airlines operate from Kempegowda Airport:

  • AirAsia India 
  • Air India 
  • Alliance Air 
  • American Airlines 
  • GoAir
  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • Star Air 
  • TruJet
  • United Airlines
  • Vistara  

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