Monday, July 4, 2022

Bengaluru to see a host of international flights

The new routes that were started before the outbreak of the pandemic had started. Among them were the flights to Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines), Amsterdam (KLM), and Tokyo Narita (Japan Airlines)

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The much-awaited flights from Bengaluru to San Francisco will begin in in the last quarter of financial year 2022-23, according to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. United Airlines has scheduled the daily flights, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, Australian national carrier Qantas will begin four weekly flights to Sydney from September 14, the airport also said. In addition, there will be two weekly flights to Tel Aviv (Air India) and daily flights to Seattle (American Airlines) in the near future, it said.

The airport also mentioned that the new routes that were started before the outbreak of the pandemic had started. Among them were the flights to Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines), Amsterdam (KLM), and Tokyo Narita (Japan Airlines).

The average daily international traffic increased to 9,300 passengers by the fourth week of May, compared to 6,500 in April and 5,500 in March

Japan Airlines is all set to increase frequency to Tokyo Narita to thrice a week, from August this year while KLM also has plans to increase frequency on the Bengaluru-Amsterdam route from the current three weekly frequencies to four-times-a-week from July this year.

The Kempegowda Bengaluru airport has witnessed robust growth in international flight operations, connecting 23 international destinations in May 2022 – the highest in south India. The airport witnessed 15 per cent higher international Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) per day between March and April this year while May alone saw 48 per cent growth in ATMs.

The average daily international traffic increased to 9,300 passengers by the fourth week of May, compared to 6,500 in April and 5,500 in March, the airport statement said.

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Suhani Singh
Suhani Singh is a travel and hospitality professional. Her areas of interest are business development and travel advisory.

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