• BLR Airport working with airlines to reschedule flight operations during practice and main show
  • Effort to ensure minimal disruption to existing schedule

Bengaluru. 29 January 2021. As a new gateway to India, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) will offer all support required for the success of the Aero India 2021, a prestigious event recognised globally as a premier aerospace exhibition. Aero India, which provides a platform for aerospace companies to showcase their products and services, is scheduled to be held at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru from Feb 3 to 5, 2021.

Partial Closure of Operations

In order to ensure safety and pave the way for the success of the event, BLR Airport will partially close commercial flight operations and also standby as the diversionary airport for flying display during the days of practice and the main show.

BIAL is working with airlines and IAF to ensure minimal disruption to the existing schedule during the reduced operating hours. To avoid passenger inconvenience, the respective airlines will share timely communication on the change in airport operations and the revised flight timings during the Aero India show.

Ancillary support such as airport taxis and bus services will be aligned to accommodate the anticipated increase in passenger traffic. Information on airport operations will be made available on the BIAL website www.bengaluruairport.com. Passengers are advised to check with the respective airlines on the status of their flights

DateTimings in IST (Local Time)For Airspace ClosurePurpose
January 30-31, 20211330 – 1630 hoursRehearsal
February 01, 20211000 – 1200 hours1400 – 1700 hoursRehearsal
February 2 &3, 20210900 – 1200 hours1400 – 1700 hoursInauguration Ceremony & Air Display
February 4 & 5, 20211000 – 1200 hours1400 – 1700 hoursConduct of Aero India

Apart from supporting the air show by partially closing commercial flight operations during the practice and scheduled air show hours, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)—operator of BLR Airport— will provide various other services to ensure the biennial event continues to be grand success. At the Aero India venue, BIAL will showcase the pioneering DigiYatra project, a facial recognition solution for a seamless, hassle-free, and paperless journeys from the Kerb to boarding.