Following a hectic Winter Schedule, the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB or BLR Airport) is now bracing for an exciting summer. The BLR Airport will begin its Summer Schedule 2019 from March 31, featuring four new domestic routes, a new airline and additional two cargo flights to international destinations. The schedule will be in force until October 26, 2019.
Agra, Nashik (Indigo), Gwalior (Spice Jet) and Jamnagar (Star Air) are the new routes, giving passengers the opportunity for non-stop flights. Flynas will be the new airline as the Saudi Arabia-based budget carrier has proposed to operate three weekly flights between BLR Airport and Jeddah.
Meanwhile, leading international carrier Singapore Airlines is set to operate with a luxurious Airbus A350-900 between Bengaluru and Singapore with ten flights each week from May 17. 2019. It will be the first airline to start A350 services from the BLR Airport.
Cargo movement from Bengaluru will get a boost as Spice Jet has proposed to operate additional flights to Singapore and Abu Dhabi from May 1.
“Our new services will further bolster the economy of the City and enhance the reputation of BLR Airport as the Gateway to a New India,” Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Ltd., said. “We will continue to explore attractive routes that connect Bengaluru to some of the most exotic destinations in India and abroad,” Marar added.
The top international airlines during this schedule by air traffic movements will be Indigo with a 15.3% market share of overseas operations, and Air India second with 8.1%. Indigo will continue to lead domestic market share at 46.5% and Spice Jet at 13.8%.