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.
The airport project started as a public-private joint venture between Germany's Siemens group, Government of Karnataka and Airports Authority of India (AAI). Construction of the airport began in July 2005, after a decade long postponement. The new airport was originally planned... Read More