IndiGo to build new MRO facility at Bengaluru airport; facility to be operational by 2020
Jan 31, 2019: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) and InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., operator of India's leading carrier IndiGo, have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility.
The 13,000-sq mts hangar, to be built on five acres in the BLR Airport campus, would be able to accommodate two narrow body aircraft and will have support infrastructure, including an engine QEC shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, chief operating officer, IndiGo said: 'Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB), with its strategic location, will play an even more important role going forward. It is for this reason that IndiGo decided to build a hangar as the core of our maintenance centre in South. This facility will become operational by 2020.'
Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL said: 'The outcome of this agreement will create more connectivity and open new markets %u2013 further enhancing its growth.'