The Union Cabinet approved Bengaluru International Airport to be renamed as “Kempegowda International Airport”
This approval fulfills the long pending demand of the people of Karnataka, as well as the State Government of Karnataka.
Hiriya Kempegowda, known as Kempegowda the founder of Bengaluru was a ruler under the Vijayanagar Empire, who ruled most parts of Karnataka during the sixteenth century.
Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is the premiere Greenfield Airport in South India. It was commissioned and became operational on 24th May, 2008. BIA is the fifth busiest airport in the country, built over an area of 4,000 acres.