Bengaluru airport renamed, expanded terminal opens

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Bengaluru International Airport was renamed Kempegowda International Airport, and inaugurated its expanded passenger terminal on 14 December.

The airport says the size of the terminal has now grown to 150,000m2 (1.6 million ft2) up from 73,347m2. It now features 26 boarding gates, including 15 with aerobridges, and one gate capable of handling the Airbus A380 aircraft. It has also opened a new dedicated VIP terminal and a new operations centre as part of the expansion project.

With the expanded terminal, the airport now has the capacity to handle up to 20 million passengers annually.

Bengaluru International Airport is 74% owned by a consortium led by infrastructure conglomerate GVK, which also operates Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.