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Bengaluru Airport expects 19% increase in air traffic during winter schedule 2017

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has now commenced the winter schedule 2017-18 for the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport). During winter 2017-18, the daily Air Traffic Movement (ATM) is expected to be at 614 at the start of the schedule, and will progress to reach 660 ATM per day a projected growth of 19 percent in overall ATMs.

New airlines that will begin operations from BLR Airport are Malindo Air that will connect travellers to Kuala Lumpur twice each week and DHL Aviation (cargo) that will operate to Bahrain once a week from BLR. New Routes include daily connectivity by Jet Airways to Amsterdam, Indigo will start two daily flights to Tirupati starting December 20. The top domestic carriers for this schedule will be Indigo and Jet Airways, while Emirates and Etihad Airways will be the top international carriers.

The planned average international movement per day during winter 2017 is expected to grow by 7 percent, compared to the previous season with planned average international movements per day in summer 2017 and winter 2017 being 72 and 76 ATMs, respectively. Domestic operations from planned summer 2017 to planned winter 2017 is expected to touch 10 percent growth, with planned average domestic movements per day in summer 2017 at 526 ATMs and planned average domestic movements per day for winter expected to clock 577 ATMs. Domestic and International share of ATMs is projected to be 89 percent and 11 percent, respectively, for winter 2017.

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