Important news for all international and domestic flyers flying to and from Bengaluru, Karnataka. From August 31, 2023, 10:45 AM onwards, the T1 of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will only cater to domestic flights. All international flight operations will be shifted to Terminal 2 or T2.
To start off this process, Singapore Airlines SQ 508 will be the first international flight to land at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport on August 31. The first flight to Terminal 2 will be from the Changi International Airport.
Terminal 2 or T2, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 11, 2022. The terminal became operational on January 15 of this year. As of now, Terminal 2 only caters to domestic flights.
To make the travel experience seamless for international flyers, immigration counters, customs offices, duty-free shops, retail, and food and beverage outlets have been set up at Terminal 2. Flyers can also take the complimentary shuttle service to move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2.
If you already have flights booked on or after August 31, 2023, it is to remind all passengers to be mindful about the terminal change. At present, carriers like AirAsia India, Star Air and Vistara operate their domestic flights from Terminal 2. After the terminal change, all of the domestic flights will be moved to Terminal 1.
Popular international destinations like Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Istanbul, London, Colombo, Maldives, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, among many others are hot picks from Bengaluru. Reports suggest that a large number of holiday goers from Bengaluru prefer these destinations.
When it comes to domestic destinations, it has been reported that travellers from Bengaluru prefer destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata among other destinations.
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