International Airport Review

Bangalore International Airport, commonly known as BLR Airport, has emerged as a major transfer hub for South India, supporting the development of India’s growing aviation sector.

Kempegowda International Airport (or more commonly known as Bengaluru International or BLR Airport), the third busiest airport in India, is making significant contributions to India’s aviation growth story by facilitating robust connectivity to non-metro cities, providing opportunities to people to fly as well as drive regional economic growth. In the process, BLR Airport has emerged as the preferred transfer hub for South India.

Currently, BLR Airport serves 74 domestic destinations (in CY 2021) – the highest ever since airport opening date, as compared to 54 routes during pre-COVID-19 and is also the highest amongst South Indian airports. These additions have mainly been to non-metro destinations, and as a result, flights to non-metro routes have shown a considerable increase from 58 per cent (pre-COVID-19) to 63 per cent in CY 2021. Moreover, between Q1 and Q4 of 2021, traffic on non-metro routes increased by 27 per cent, reinforcing strong demand on these city-pairs.

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