BANGALORE AIRPORT

  • 25 North Indian students arrested at Bangalore airport for impersonation May 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Twenty five students from North Indian states have been arrested at Bangalore international airport for impersonation. According to airport police these students were in Bangalore to write the entrance exams for medical and engineering conducted by the COMEDK. Out of total 25 students 12 are from Bihar, 8 are...
  • Bangalore taxi, lorry owners on indefinite strike against toll hike May 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Private taxi and lorry owners began their indefinite strike in Bangalore on Friday against what they regard as an unreasonable hike in the toll fares on the Bangalore international airport expressway. They are demanding an immediate rollback on the fourfold hike that came into effect last week. Protestors raised...
  • Bangalore airport toll hike: Taxi strike to hit passengers hard May 8, 2014

    Bangalore: If you are flying to Bangalore on Friday, be ready to face the heat of taxi strike. You may not get any vehicle from the Kempe Gowda International Airport (KGIA) in the outskirts of Bangalore to reach your destination in the city. Even if you have your own vehicle,...
  • Email threat to blow up Bangalore International Airport January 28, 2014

    Bangalore: An anonymous email threatening to blow up the Kempegowda International Airport Limited (KIAL) here prompted authorities to step up security. "We have received a bomb threat here yesterday," KIAL said in a statement in Bangalore. An FIR has been lodged with Bangalore Police, it said adding all airlines and partners have...
  • Bangalore: New runway may affect IAF training July 16, 2012

    Bangalore: The proposed second runway at the Bangalore International Airport (BIA) is likely to have an adverse impact on the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots training activities at its Yelahanka airbase here. The IAF and BIA operate in close proximity and the distance between their existing runways is around 5.3...
  • Lethargy delaying Bangalore Airport's name? April 5, 2012

    BANGALORE: It has been more than an year since the state cabinet recommended the Centre to rename Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) as Kempegowda International Airport, but that possibility seems far from reality. Sources say that none from the state government, including MPs, MLAs, ministers or Union Ministers from Karnataka, have...
  • Bangalore airport wins Green Company certification March 23, 2012

    BANGALORE: The Bangalore International Airport (BIA) has become the countrys first firm to receive Green Company distinction from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company on Thursday announced that it has received the certification from the Green Building Council (GBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as a Green...
  • Fire near BIA Cargo Terminal February 14, 2012

    BANGALORE: A fire broke out near the forest cover opposite the cargo terminal of the Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) in the early afternoon on Monday.A fire tender stationed in the BIAL premises was rushed to the spot at 2 pm and officials revealed the fire had been bellowing for almost...
  • BIAL aims to extend terminal area December 6, 2011

    BANGALORE: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) had announced plans for a Rs 1000 crore expansion to Terminal 1 last year and Director of Operations Hari Marar on Monday assured that work on the expansion was going as per schedule.We will be ready by the first quarter of 2013, the expansion...
  • Bangalore airport on high alert after IB tipoff June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Bangalore airport has been put on high alert after a tipoff by the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Security has also been tightened at the Chennai airport after officials at the Bangalore airport received a mysterious call on Tuesday night warning of a threat to a BangaloreChennai flight. All BangaloreChennai flights being...
  • L&T, Murthy blamed for Bangalore Airport mess December 22, 2009

    Bangalore: A Karnataka House panel has slammed L&T, Siemens and Unique Zurich Airport for shoddy work at the Bangalore International Airport and recommended black listing them for a minimum period of five years. A joint House panel of the Karnataka Assembly recommended appropriate action against those, including Infosys mentor NR Narayana...
  • Bangalore: Volvo bus service to airport a hit September 11, 2008

    Bangalore: Bangaloreans seem to have mixed reactions to the Chief Minister's plea to commuters to use public transport while going to the airport. The reason behind this sudden love for the Vajra Volvo bus service is the chaotic traffic jams that plague Bangalore. With more and more vehicles plying the...
  • Highway to hell? It's a killer ride to B'lore airport August 24, 2008

    Bangalore: Twentysixyear old Amarnath was looking forward to his new job at the Bangalore International Airport in Devanahalli. But his dreams werent to be. Amarnath, a resident of a nearby village, died after being knocked down by a private bus on this highway connecting Bangalore to Bangalore International Airport. Soon...
  • Not a perfect takeoff for new Bangalore airport May 24, 2008

    It is not the most comfortable take off for Bangalore's new airport. There's chaos as passengers scramble for their luggage. CNNIBN correspondent Smitha Nair tells us about conditions at the BIAL Airport. Some passengers are impressed by the look while some are not. The baggage took more than 1hour 15...
  • Aviation Ministry seeks permit to retain old B'lore airport April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked the Bangalore International Airport authorities if they can allow the old HAL airport to be used for smaller and regional aircraft. "Will ask Bangalore International airport to see if they can allow HAL airport to be used for smaller and regional aircraft," Civil...
  • 2 injured as plane hits dog in Bangalore March 28, 2008

    Bangalore: There was utter chaos at the Bangalore airport after a Kingfisher plane had an accident due to a stray dog being in the runway. The Kingfisher flight headed for Hyderabad hit the dog on the runway seconds before take off. The impact caused the nose landing gear to collapse and the...
  • Commercial use of Hyderabad, Bangalore airports to go on March 13, 2008

    New Delhi: New In a significant Uturn, the Union Government has said that the old airports at Hyderabad and Bangalore can be used commercially. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said that commercial flights will be allowed to land and take off from the two airports in the future. On Wednesday,...
  • New Bangalore airport may miss opening deadline March 12, 2008

    Bangalore: The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) was the very first airport to be built by a private consortium in India, but it will not be the first to take off. Sources in the Civil Aviation Ministry have revealed to CNNIBN that the airport is yet to get its navigation...
  • Bangalore's new airport to miss its opening deadline March 12, 2008

    Bangalore: It has been billed as India's newage airport, but the new airport in Bangalore now looks certain to miss its opening deadline of endMarch. While the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) claims that it is ready for operations although the Civil Aviation Ministry has said that the airport will only...
  • Bottlenecks fail to stop Bangalore's new airport March 8, 2008

    Bengaluru: The countdown to the inauguration of the swanky new Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) has begun and on Friday six test flights landed at the greenfield airport in 90 minutes. The Rs 2500 crore project, built across 4000 acres, boasts 54 checkin counters and a streamlined baggage check system, and...
  • Don't shut old airports for new: Govt March 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The standing committee on transport on Tuesday unanimously recommended to the government that existing airports in Bangalore and Hyderabad should not be shut down to give way to new ones. The recommendations is a shot in the arm for employees of the Airports Authority of India who have...
  • Plane crashlands at Bangalore Airport August 21, 2006

    Bangalore: A Kiran Mark II trainer aircraft crashed at the Bangalore Airport runway due to a technical snag. The aircraft, belonging to the Aircraft System & Testing Establishment (ASTE), crashed during a routine sortie. It faced some trouble during landing as the wheels failed to open, leading to bellylanding, Deputy Commissioner of...