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Bengaluru International Airport

Bengaluru International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorBangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)
LocationDevanahalli, Karnataka, India
*Blue Dart Aviation *Deccan Aviation *Kingfisher Airlines
Elevation915 m (3002 ft)
StatisticsApril 2010 - March 2011
Air Traffic Movements (ATM)120450
Current Daily ATM330
Passenger traffic11592265
Cargo tonnage (in metric tons)210000

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Bengaluru International Airport ( ) is an international airport serving the city of Bangalore. The airport is located 4 km (2.5 mi) south of Devanahalli and is 40 km (24.9 mi) from the central business district of Bangalore (30 km (18.6 mi) from the Bangalore City Railway Station) and covers 4000 acre (2485.5 mi). It replaced the HAL airport. For the financial year 2010-11, it was the fourth busiest airport in the country in terms of overall passenger traffic of 11.59 million and fifth busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. It has been awarded "India's best airport" for the year 2011 by the survey conducted by Skytrax.

The airport handled about 9.3 million passengers and had air traffic movements (ATM) of about 280 per day in the year 2009. The airport is expected to handle 17 million passengers in the year 2015. The airport is host to 10 domestic airlines and 21 international airlines connecting the city to about 50 destinations across India and rest of the world. The airport serves as a hub for Kingfisher Airlines and a focus city for Jet Airways, JetLite, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir. Former Air Deccan too had its base at BIA.

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