Bengaluru: Second runway of Kempegowda Airport becomes operational


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Bengaluru, Dec 6: The second runway of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru commenced operations with the landing of the first flight on the 4000-metres long and 45-metres wide airstrip.

This makes Kempegowda Airport the first in the Country to operate independent parallel runways, enabling aircraft to land or take-off simultaneously on both runways.

"It is a historic day for us at BLR Airport as we commenced operations on the new runway," said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited, operator of the BLR Airport.

“Our first runway opened 11 years ago, and became a linchpin for the region's economic development during the last decade. With the aviation industry in India set for exponential growth, two operational runways will provide the thrust required to cater to this demand and further bolster growth of Karnataka and India,’’ he said.

Hari Marar said the opening of this key infrastructure is the outcome of phenomenal collaboration amongst various stakeholders and implementation of processes and procedures developed through advanced simulations and assessments.

“The new Runway will further bolster our vision to transform BLR Airport into the new gateway to India," Marar added.

The second South Runway will begin with limited landings and take offs before gradually scaling up flight operations. The runway will initially have CAT I certification, and, as operations stabilise, will progressively manage CAT III B operations, enabling landing and takeoff in extremely low visibility conditions.

The new runway will be coded RWY 09R/27L, while the existing runway will be renamed RWY 09L/27R (from RWY 09/27), said an official press release.

With safety being top-most priority, BIAL has built an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art Crash Fire Tenders (CFTs) to cater to any fire-related emergencies on the South Runway.

The Airport fire trucks meet the highest safety standards, replete with innovative product features. Over 100 firefighters were recruited from across Karnataka and expert fire engineers from National Fire Safety College, Nagpur, to strengthen the firefighting squad. 

  

Comment on this article

  • Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    The second runway of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru commenced operations with the landing of the first flight on the 4000 -metres long and 45-metres wide airstrip. Is it true . May be it is 400 meters long. Really great.

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  • Anushka Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Nice improvement in Bangalore but in Mangalore nothing no airports organized.we can find airport in bajpe not in my area

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    When will mangalore airport be upgraded with runway extension. Every time it’s Bangalore’s turn for gods sake please elected representatives of Dakshina Kannada work for the development.

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  • Sunil D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    One of the most useless airport in India. It is so so far away that it takes 3 hours to reach this place on a working day. Imagine you travel 3 hours till airport and 1 hour for security clearance and 1 hour flight to Mangalore airport and add another hour from Bajpe to Mangalore......6 hours for 380km travel!!!!

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    My friend, can you please be specific. Which useless airport are you referring to? Seems it's Bangalore. It will be worth it if you could put up your grievance to Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited. He could possibly have a solution for the beleaguered Mangalore Airport. News doing the rounds is that a new airport is coming up in Belman.

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    I don't understand why foreigners are so much concerned about our country

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Naresh, Udupi

    You ought to be more interested than "foreigners" because it's never going to be "acche din" now or even till we foreigners OR locals are alive on this planet. And yes, for your kind information, the remittances of hardworking foreigners is a potential driver to the welfare of the economy for turnkey civil and infrastructural projects (unlike locals like you) whose contribution is extremely meagre to run the economy - failing which the image of the country would fall face flat on the ground. We won't let that happen.

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  • Dr.Ravindra Bhat, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    For passengers who wish to travel to Mangaluru may be useless but for International travellers, Béngaluru airport is very useful.

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  • Saviour, Earth

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Lol, will you give land in the middle of the city to construct airport? Talk with some sense Mr. Sunil D'Souza.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Nobody is forcing you to travel by flught to Blore ,
    Use bus ,train,
    But Bangalore airport is far better then Mangalore,
    The service ,The staff ,
    Yes the customs ( After immgriataion check scanning of hand bags in international system Then the security check system ,& immigration system should improve ,

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