BENGALURU- According to the source, the Bengaluru Airport (BLR) will shift all its Int’l flights to the newly built Garden Terminal 2. Further, the first inaugurated flight is made by Star Air (S5) from terminal 2.
Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, has constructed Terminal 2 (T2) as a garden terminal in multiple phases to cater to the growing number of passengers.
Being one of the largest airports in India, the addition of Terminal 2 reflects the airport’s commitment to handling the increasing passenger traffic.
Bengaluru Terminal Int’l Flights
Effective September 1st, 2023, all international flight operations at Bengaluru Airport, also known as BLR Airport, will be relocated to the newly constructed Garden Terminal, which is referred to as Terminal 2.
Under a public-private partnership, the Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) operates the terminal. Which is touted as India’s inaugural greenfield airport terminal project.
The construction of the terminal commenced in 2019 and was situated on the northeast side of Terminal 1 (T1). In November 2022, the inauguration of Terminal 2 (T2) took place.
Subsequently, in January 2023, domestic operations were officially initiated at the terminal. Subsequently, Star Air became the first airline to operate from there.
In February 2023, AirAsia India (I5) transferred all its domestic operations to T2, and other domestic airlines are anticipated to follow suit.
T2 has an estimated capacity to handle around 25 million passengers annually. Further, the new terminal is poised to cater to a significant number of travelers.
BIAL T2 Details
Inspired by Bengaluru’s reputation as the ‘Garden City,’ the terminal at Kempegowda International Airport showcases a design that captures the essence of its surroundings.
According to Airport Technology, the terminal’s initial phase spans four levels and encompasses a built-up area of 255,661m². Subsequently, Passengers embark on a unique journey through over 10,000m² of green walls, hanging gardens, and outdoor spaces.
One of the notable features is the expansive indoor garden adorned with rammed-earth walls, waterfalls, and hanging planted bells. Subsequently, the lush area serves as an entry point to the bustling retail section.
The forest belt, a three-storeyed outdoor space nestled between the main terminal and boarding gates, offers a refreshing experience for travelers, complemented by its connection to the shopping area.
This natural oasis is visible from various indoor spaces and adds to the terminal’s ambiance. An open call for proposals was announced for a monumental sculpture to be situated within the forest belt.
The terminal boasts walls made of brick, floors adorned with natural terrazzo, and an engineered bamboo ceiling, creating a contemporary and timeless aesthetic.
In addition, an expansive outdoor garden, situated around a lagoon, serves as a plant nursery for maintenance purposes and is connected to Terminal 1 and the airport hotel through elevated walkways.
The lagoon collects rainwater, which can be reused for various processes, such as cooling and irrigation. Furthermore, Advanced technology and cutting-edge tools are integrated into the terminal to enhance airport operations.
Every aspect of the terminal combines natural and man-made elements. Subsequently ensuring a delightful experience for passengers.
Reflecting Karnataka’s rich culture and heritage, the T2 design incorporates artwork. The central theme of Naurasa is represented through 60 captivating installations by 43 artists.
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