The much-anticipated Terminal 2 at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will start to operate flights on January 15. While Star Air will be the sole airline operating that day, other local carriers will start flying soon.
What’s it about? The terminal, for which planning started in 2018, is designed to accommodate at least 25 million passengers a year. Phase 1 construction of Terminal 2 cost ₹5,000 crores. It spans an area of 2.55,000 square metres.
More passengers: According to airport officials, the terminal can accommodate 20 million additional passengers after the completion of phase 2. If Terminals 1 and 2 are combined, the airport can accommodate at least 65 million passengers yearly.
- The airport contains six lakh plants from ten ecological zones around the nation, giving it the appearance of a garden.
- On November 11 of last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Terminal 2 of the airport.