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The airport which serves India's third most populous city, Bengaluru or Bangalore, was officially renamed Kempegowda International Airport in 2013 after the founder of this rapidly growing city in the southern Indian province of Karnataka. However, many people still call the airport Hindustan Airport or Bengaluru International Airport (BLR).Don’t Miss
Kempegowda International Airport's Devanahalli location is about 30kms northeast of the Bangalore City Railway Station in the city centre. This airport opened relatively recently in 2008 to replace the older and more centrally located HAL Bangalore International Airport.
In 2015, Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) welcomed more than 15 million passengers during the year and handled about 400 air traffic movements on a daily basis. These impressive statistics ranked Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) third on the list of India's busiest airports.
The main Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) passenger terminal is a four- level building with air-conditioning. Storage and rest areas are situated in the basement, Level 1 contains the baggage reclaim belts and check-in counters, and the international and domestic departure lounges are located on Level 2. There is also a smaller Terminal 1A which branches off from the main Terminal 1 as well as a separate Hajj terminal capable of handling up to 600 passengers during the Hajj pilgrimage season.
Dishes from across India and the rest of the world are served up at the snack bar and restaurant on the ground floor of the Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) Terminal 1 departures lounge. There is also a beer pub in the domestic departures terminal as well as vending machines where passengers can purchase tea or coffee.Shopping
A PGA tour shop is one of the many retail outlets situated throughout Bengaluru International Airport (BLR). Even though there is no duty-free shopping, passengers can stock up on newspapers, sunglasses, books, and a wide variety of other items at Bengaluru International Airport (BLR).