Four new domestic routes, a new airline and two additional cargo flights to international destinations. These are the highlights of the summer schedule of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here. Beginning March 31, the Schedule will be in force till October 26, 2019.
Agra, Nashik (Indigo), Gwalior (Spice Jet) and Jamnagar (Star Air) are the new routes, giving passengers the opportunity for non-stop flights. Flynas will be the new airline as the Saudi Arabia-based budget carrier has proposed to operate three weekly flights between KIA and Jeddah.
Leading international carrier, Singapore Airlines is all set to operate a luxury Airbus A350-900 between Bengaluru and Singapore with ten flights each week from May 17. 2019. It will be the first airline to start A350 services from the Bengaluru airport.
Cargo movement from Bengaluru will get a boost as SpiceJet has proposed to operate additional flights to Singapore and Abu Dhabi from May 1.
Hari Marar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), said. “We will continue to explore attractive routes that connect Bengaluru to some of the most exotic destinations in India and abroad.”
The top international airline during the summer schedule by air traffic movements will be Indigo with 15.3% market share of overseas operations. Air India will be second with 8.1%. Indigo will continue to lead domestic market share at 46.5% and Spice Jet at 13.8%.