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Runway 09 at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Runway 09 at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Bangalore airport closures due to Aero India show begin today

The Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru will be partially closing airport operations starting today due to upcoming Aero India 2015 air show to be held at the adjacent Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka.

Bangalore airport closure timings

Dates KIA airport closure timing

in IST (UTC +5.5)

Purpose
February 10th to 16th, 2015 12:30 – 15:00

(12:30pm – 3:00pm)

Practice Day
February 18th, 2015 09:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 17:00

(2pm – 5pm)

Conduct of Aero India 2015
February 19th to 22nd , 2015 10:00 – 12:00

14:00 – 17:00

(2pm – 5pm)

Conduct of Aero India 2015

Airlines and passengers have been informed. Passenger planning flights between today and February 22, are advised to check with their airline for the revised timings of their particular flight.

The inauguration of Aero India on Wednesday, February 18th will be done by Prime Minister Modi, and one can expect extra-ordinary security that morning on the airport highway.

On all days of the show, one can expect exceptionally heavy traffic in the morning and evening. The airport is re-aligning ancillary support services by airport taxi and bus service providers to accommodate the increased commute times on NH7, the airport highway. Changes to airport operations will be informed via the airport website.

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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