- Date : 19/03/2019
- Source : Bangalorean
Kempegowda International Airport is an International airport serving Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. Spread over 4,000 acres (1,600 ha), it is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the city near the village of Devanahalli. It is owned and operated by Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), a public-private consortium. The airport was opened to public in May 2008 as an alternative to increased congestion at HAL Airport. It is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bengaluru. Kempegowda International Airport became Karnataka’s first fully solar powered airport developed by CleanMax, a leading rooftop solar company in India.