Bengaluru, Jan 21 (IANS) Flight operations at the Bengaluru airport will be affected for 11 days from February 14-24 during the flying display of military and civilian aircraft at the biennial Aero India air show at the nearby Yelahanka air base of the Indian Air Force, the airport operator said on Monday.
“To ensure air safety, the Kempegowda International Airport will partially shut commercial flight operations for the flying display of military and civil aircraft during Aero India air show’s four practice days (February 14-17) and five days of the air show (February 20-24),” Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) authorities said in a statement here.
As a result, arrival and departure of passenger flights will be affected for three hours (1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) from February 14-17, for five hours (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) on February 18-19, six hours (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) on February 20 and five hours (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) from February 21-24.
The tech hub’s airport is the third largest in the country after Delhi and Mumbai.
It has 49 airlines operating from it, including eight domestic, 28 international and 13 cargo airlines, with an average of 300 arrivals and departures each daily.