Kempegowda International Airport (IATA: BLR, ICAO:VOBL) is an international airport serving Bengaluru,the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Spread over 4,000 acres (1,600 ha), it is located about 40 kilometres(25 mi) north of the city near the village of Devanahalli. It is owned and operated by Bengaluru Internat ional Airpor t Limited (BIAL), a public-private consortium. The airport opened in May 2008 as an alternative to increased congestion at HAL Airport, the original primary commercial airport serving the city. It is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bengaluru. Kempegowda International Airport became Karnataka’s first fully solar powered airport developed by CleanMax Solar. The airport serves as a hub for AirAsia India, Alliance Air, Jet Airways and IndiGo and a focus city for Air India and SpiceJet. Foreign Carrier: Air Arabia, Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air , Kuwait Air ways , Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Nepal Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, S a u d i a , S c o o t , S i l k A i r , Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways.
Accessibility (Access from International Cities)
Bengaluru has direct International connectivity to Europe (London, Paris & Frankfurt) Middle East and South East Asia. One can reach Bengaluru either with a direct connection from any of the major hubs connecting Bengaluru or via New Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai, Kolkata. Delegates can also take a connecting flight to Bengaluru via New Delhi & Mumbai, as both cities have direct connectivity to all major cities of the world and are within 2 hour flight time from Bengaluru.