The Kempegowda International Airport will reduce all the operations of commercial flights to ensure the smooth conduct of the Aero India Show from February 3 to 5.
The biennial Aero India show provides a platform for aerospace companies to showcase their products and services.
The airport on Wednesday said it was working with airlines and the Indian Air Force to ensure minimal disruption to the existing schedule during the reduced operating hours.
“In order to ensure safety and pave the way for the success of the event, BLR Airport will partially close commercial flight operations and also standby as the diversionary airport for flying display during the days of practice and the main show,” the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which manages the airport, said in a statement.
Due to airspace regulations put into place in Bengaluru, flights falling in the following time zones might get affected:
|Date||Timings (In Hours)|
|30th – 31st Jan 2021||1330 – 1630|
|1st Feb 2021||1000 -1200 and 1400 -1700|
|2nd – 03rd Feb 2021||0900 -1200 and 1400 – 1700|
|4th – 5th Feb 2021||1000 -1200 and 1400 -1700|
Other flights operating on the said days may also undergo a slight change In schedule.
To avoid passenger inconvenience, the respective airlines will share timely communication on the change in airport operations and the revised flight timings during the Aero India show, a prestigious event recognized globally.
However, the BIAL said that ancillary support such as airport taxis and bus services will be aligned to accommodate the anticipated increase in passenger traffic.