Airports Council International (Asia-Pacific) has released the results of the Green Airports Recognition 2022, which has recognised 12 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for their achievements in carbon management.
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Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR)
Despite the turbulent aviation environment in 2021, due to COVID-19, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, recorded its highest-ever cargo tonnage and a significant growth in passenger figures.
Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru Airport has become the first in South Asia to commission the Rosenbauer Firefighting Simulator, to strengthen the airport’s firefighting capabilities.
Bangalore International Airport Limited and Microsoft India have launched the ‘BIAL Genie Hackathon’, inviting programmers, developers, and hackathon enthusiasts to develop a super app for passengers.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Kempegowda International Airport Foundation, and Sparsha Trust have united to launch Chinnara Dhama, to provide shelter and education to 300 young girls.
Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Kempegowda International Airport, explains the vision behind the contactless travel ‘DigiYatra’ programme in creating a pan-Indian solution to be used across the entire travel and transportation ecosystem in India and beyond.
As a result of its efforts in energy conservation through the use of renewable energies, such as solar and wind, Kempegowda Airport has achieved one of its ambitious sustainability targets.
The new partnership will allow Kempegowda Airport to maintain the integrity and quality of temperature-sensitive cargo throughout entire journey.
Following a range of fumigation and hygiene measures implemented at BLR Airport, ACI has awarded the airport with its health accreditation.
Following the installation of a range of new upgrades, BLR Airport's South Runway is now fully CAT IIIB compliant and can facilitate aircraft landing with a Runway Visual Range as low as 50m and take-offs at 125m.
BLR Airport has become the first metro airport in India to record growth in freight in September 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
Hyperloop would connect BLR Airport to the city centre in approximately 10 minutes; helping BIAL achieve its goal of an airport transportation hub.
BIAL's 4.95km airport section of the ORR-Airport Metro will connect Kempegowda Airport's terminals with the Central Silk Board Junction.
Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Bangalore International Airport Limited, discusses how Kempegowda Airport responded to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is preparing for the full resumption of operations.