BIAL flight performance improving

It is now the 10th day of operations for Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL). The graph below shows the slow and steady improvement of flight performance operations.

The situation, however, is far from satisfactory. Average delays are still hovering at 40 minutes, which is bordering on “highly delayed”, and only 70% of flights leave within 15 minutes of their scheduled time of departure (STD).

Cargo operations still remain, in very poor condition, and support infrastructure for non-passengers, like food, toilets, and transport, is still very poor.

BIAL was brought in as a “world class” organisation, and I having met Mr. Brunner and his team, I know they are. The trend is positive, but time is of the essence. Bangalore economy is loosing way too much, and BIAL is loosing goodwill.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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