Bangalore Airport is located in Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka. The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) owns and operates this airport.
The airport code of Bangalore International Airport is BLR and it is the third busiest airport of India after <a href="/node/67056">Mumbai airport</a> and <a href="/node/67058">Delhi airport</a>. On an average Bangalore International Airport handles 1100 international and domestic flights every week. Length of runway at this airport is 4000 m and width is 45 m.
Location of Bangalore Airport
Bangalore Airport is located east of the Bangalore-Hyderabad national highway, at a distance of 35 km from the Bangalore city centre.
How to Reach Bangalore Airport
Taxis and private cars on rent are the most convenient options fr reaching the airport since it lies far away from the main city. Try to reach the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight timings and domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight timings to go through all formalities and board the flight in time.
Terminals of Bangalore Airport
Bangalore airport was officially opened on May 24, 2008. This airport has only 1 terminal, catering to both domestic and international traffic. This single terminal is a fully air conditioned, two-storied building. It hosts all national and international arrivals and departures. The terminal is build to cater 3000 passengers per hour and has two levels. First floor has both international and domestic departure lounges and several retail outlets. Ground floor has check-in services and rest areas.
Internaitonal Airlines operating from Bangalore Airport
International airlines operating from Bangalore airport are: Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air India, Sri Lankan Airways, Gulf Air, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Arabia, Oman Airways, Air Mauritius, Tiger Airways, Dragon Air and Kingfisher Airlines.
Domestic Airlines operating from Bangalore Airport
Domestic airlines operating from this airport are Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Indigo, Spice Jet and Paramount Airways. In addition to passenger airlines Bangalore airport also hosts domestic freighters like Blue Dart and Air India Cargo and international freighters like Singapore Airlines Cargo, Lufthansa, Etihad, Sri-lankan Cargo and Air India Cargo.
Facilities Available at Bangalore Airport
Bangalore airport has many facilities like ATMs, foreign exchange services, lost and found, wheelchairs etc.
ATMs are easily accessible and can be used for accessing any bank account. There is also Wi-Fi internet access available free of cost. Physically challenged travelers can use the wheel chair facility, reserved parking slots, elevators and special cubicles in rest rooms. Columbia Asia Hospitals runs a medical runs providing medical assistance to passengers 24x7. There are also baby care rooms available in the airport.
Bangalore Airport also has excellent food and beverage and shopping facilities. The arrival hall and curbside have Odyssey outlets where passengers can buy books, music, gifts, souvenirs and flowers. Various outlets serving Indian and world cuisines are Nukkad, Kaatizone, Gangotree Chats, Subway, Baskin Robbins, Café Bistro and Café Coffee Day. Food and drinks are very costly here. You can buy a Latte for Rs. 80, 1 Methi parantha for Rs. 80 and 1 Veg Pattice for Rs. 50.