Singapore International Airlines (SIA) is going to be the first airline, which will dock its aircraft from Terminal 2 of Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport. Nearly 8 months after inauguration, the terminal is finally going to fulfill its purpose.
Singapore International Airlines to Terminal 2
Bengaluru Airport Terminal 2 is all set to go ahead with international operations, that too in advance. The airport authorities earlier planned operational start from September 1. But now, the plan has been moved ahead to August 31. Maiden flight to be docked at Bengaluru Airport Terminal 2 will be of Singapore International Airlines. SIA Flight SQ 508/509 will be the first to takeoff and land using the Garden Terminal. SIA deploys the narrowbody aircraft Boeing 737 MAX on this frequency. After that, all airlines will shift their international operations to Terminal 2 of Bengaluru Airport. India’s leading airline, IndiGo has also stated its plans to shift all international flights to T2 with effect from 31st August. Lufthansa will also shift from 1st September.
Status right now
Since its inauguration and launch, Terminal 2 was accomodating domestic flights. Star Air became the first airline to start domestic flights from the Terminal. Eventually, TATA Group airlines like AirAsia India and Vistara also started domestic operations from the Garden Terminal. Now, Terminal 2 will be handling only International operations. This means that these airlines will move back to Terminal 1, which will be mostly used for domestic departures from now on. This new step will help Bengaluru Airport to become a hub in Southern India.
International operations from Bengaluru
Bengaluru is a major city in Southern India and also termed as IT hub. Kempegowda International Airport is connected to international cities like Male, Bangkok, Honh Kong, Kuala Lampur, Singapore, Colombo, Addis Ababa, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. In long haul, the airport is connected to Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and London Heathrow. All this operations will soon be shifted to Terminal 2.
Source Credits : JetArena