Bengaluru, 15th February 2023: AirAsia India commenced operations from the newly launched Terminal 2 at BLR Airport in Bengaluru today. Bengaluru is the largest hub for the airline, with 43 scheduled daily departures connecting Bengaluru to Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Pune, Bagdogra, Lucknow, Ranchi, Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, and Surat. The airline also operates connecting flights from Bengaluru to Imphal and Srinagar.
The inauguration ceremony was conducted by management from AirAsia India and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), including lamp lighting and cutting of the ribbon at the AirAsia India check-in counters. A large customized cake with the theme “I5 in T2” was cut and distributed to the guests taking flight from T2 in celebration of the terminal becoming the new home for the airline in Bengaluru, the main hub of AirAsia India. AirAsia India employees donned customized t-shirts with the “I5 in T2” message and lanyards with icons showcasing the four pillars of the new terminal – terminal in a garden, sustainability, technology and art & culture. The airline presented a member of its loyalty program amongst the first guests to fly from T2 with a commemorative boarding pass and gave away airline merchandise and apparel to guests who posted from T2 on their social media accounts.
Terminal 2 offers a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with a host of partners. AirAsia India offers Priority Check-in, Boarding, and Baggage for guests who have booked Priority Services, as well as for Jetsetter and Highflyer tier members of the Tata NeuPass Rewards Program and guests with reduced mobility or special needs. Air-conditioned airport shuttle services operate round-the-clock to offer seamless connectivity to the airport from across the city, supplemented by shuttle buses at regular intervals between both terminals.
The airline recently announced the expansion of its network to the city of Surat, Gujarat, with operations commencing on 3rd March 2023. Surat will have direct flights to Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata, as well as convenient one-stop itineraries to other destinations, including Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Bagdogra, Lucknow, Chennai, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, and Srinagar. This expansion is in keeping with the airline’s ongoing commitment to delivering seamless connectivity and service to its guests and patrons.