As a part of its winter schedule, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) has added seven new destinations and two new airlines. The winter schedule, which commenced on October 26, 2019, will be on until March 28, 2020.
The two new airlines added to KIAB’s network are Ethiopian Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch. While Ethiopian Airlines will operate four weekly non-stop services between Bengaluru and Addis Ababa, KLM Royal Dutch will fly thrice a week on Amsterdam- Bengaluru sector.
Apart from Addis Ababa and Amsterdam, the other five new destinations are Jaisalmer (six weekly flights from November 16 by Spicejet), Jodhpur (Indigo, daily started from October 27), Jharsuguda (Spicejet daily from November 16), Bidar, Karnataka (True Jet, daily from December 1) and Tuticorin (Indigo daily started from October 27).
Following this, Bengaluru will connect 82 destinations, including 25 international cities.
Commenting on these additions, Satyaki Raghunath, chief strategy and development officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) that operates KIAB said, “Introducing newer routes and new airlines will significantly transform BLR Airport as the Gateway to a New India. We will continue to explore attractive routes that connect Bengaluru to some of the most exotic destinations in India and abroad.”
At the start of winter 2019, the airport is expected to achieve air traffic movements (ATMs) of about 700 per day (611 domestic and 89 international). As the season progresses, the daily ATMs are expected to reach 727 (635 Domestic and 92 International).