Indian Airport Unveils Terminal Expansion Plan

3 August 2010 (Last Updated August 3rd, 2010 18:30)

Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) in India has unveiled plans to expand its Terminal 1 (T1) building to increase passenger handling capacity. The T1 expansion project, set to begin in September, will be completed in three phases at a cost of INR10bn ($214m), according to The Time

Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) in India has unveiled plans to expand its Terminal 1 (T1) building to increase passenger handling capacity.

The T1 expansion project, set to begin in September, will be completed in three phases at a cost of INR10bn ($214m), according to The Times of India.

The first phase will include adding security checkpoints at domestic and international terminals, more seating and an exclusive lounge area.

The second phase, expected to be complete in 18 months, will expand T1 by 70%, with additional passenger space of 50,000m².

It will increase BIA's passenger traffic capacity to 17 million per year from the current 10 million.

The third phase, to build Terminal 2, will begin in the next 4-8 years and will expand the airport's capacity to 36 million passengers.