Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two rapid exit taxiways to be commissioned at Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Airlines can now add more flights from the Bengaluru airport with the commissioning of two rapid exit taxiways (RETs) from tomorrow, which will increase aircraft movement capacity to 38 per hour from 34 movements per hour at present.
The runway upgradation work at the Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru, which included construction of two additional RETs, has been completed and the taxiways are set to be commissioned tomorrow, a release said.
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), a joint venture company, runs the Bangalore International Airport.
Canadian NRI businessman Prem Watsas Fairfax group now has around 48 per cent stake in BIAL. Apart from Fairfax, Siemens Project Ventures, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation are the other stakeholders in the JV airport.
With the addition of the two RETs, the per hour flight handling capacity at the runway increases to 38 as against 34 now, BIAL said in the release, adding that it will progressively be scaled up to 44 movements per hour.
16/08/17 PTTI/India Today