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IndiGo to open new MRO base at Bengaluru airport

The parent company of Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo will build its second MRO base at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

InterGlobe Aviation will enter into a 20-year agreement with Bangalore International Airport Limited to sub-lease land to build a 13,000 sqm hangar will be that can accommodate two narrowbody aircraft.

The wider facility, spanning five acres, will also house an engine shop, warehouses and offices.

InterGlobe says it the Bengaluru MRO site is expected to be operational by March 2020. It will complement IndiGo's established facility in Delhi.

“Kempegowda International Airport, with its strategic location, will play an even more important role going forward. It is for this reason that IndiGo decided to build a hangar as the core of our maintenance centre in [the] South,” says Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, IndiGo's chief operating officer.IndiGo currently operates 158 daily departures out of Bengaluru, including eight international flights.

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