API magazine
October 1, 2020

On 6 December 2019, the new south parallel runway at Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru, India that began its construction work in mid-2018, opened for scheduled flight operations.

This second runway is equipped with dual parallel taxiways, cross-field taxiways and rapid exit taxiways, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station, and state-of-the-art Crash Fire Tenders (CFTs) for fire-related emergencies. Hari Marar, CEO of Bengaluru International Airport, said: “Our first runway opened 11 years ago, and became a linchpin for the region’s economic development during the last decade. With the aviation industry in India set for exponential growth, two operational runways will provide the thrust required to cater to this demand and further bolster the growth of Karnataka and India.”