The construction of the second runway of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport, which is the primary airport handling international and domestic flights to and from the city, has been completed and operations on it will be officially commissioned on 5 December 2019, reports The Indian Express.
Validation flights were carried out on the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR) yesterday (27 August) and operations will formally commence on the date of commissioning.
“The validation flights were conducted to certify aerodrome navigational aids and instrument procedures as determined by Civil Aviation regulations,” said a spokesperson for the airport’s operator Bengaluru International Airport Limited.
As per airport officials, the runway will be equipped with facilities permitting flights to land even in conditions of zero visibility. The new runway will allow the airport to accommodate a greater number of flights as passenger demand continues to increase rapidly.
A second terminal T2 is also being constructed at the airport, and is expected to be complete by March 2021.