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Bangalore airport to remain partially shut following an air show in February: Reports

A recent report says that the Kempegowda International airport in Bangalore will be partially shut in February. The airport will remain inoperative for almost ten days due to the celebration of Aero India Show which will be held in Bangalore, aerodrome operator BIAL said on Monday. The show will be organized at the Yelahanka air base in the southern city, and it will start from February 20.

The airport officials while interacting with the news channels said that following the air show, the Bangalore airport would be partially non-operational for the commercial flights during the specific hours. The partial shutdown will be from February 14 to February 24 and the number of days includes practice days, full dress rehearsal, inauguration ceremony and air display, one of the officials shared.

We are continuously in touch and are working with the airlines whose services will be hampered following the air show in February. We will make sure that the airline faces minimal disruption to their existing schedule during the reduced operating hours, the officials added.

The airlines will take all the responsibility, keeping in mind the convenience of the Passengers. They will be informed well in advance on the change in airport operations, and the flights revised timings and cancelation during the show, the statement said.

The airport officials during the interaction with the reporters also shared that static and flying aircraft including fighters, jets, helicopters, and air weapons will be displayed at the 12th edition of the trade event. The air show will also showcase technologies and products of global and Indian aerospace and defense firms.

Apart from the investors and global leaders of the aerospace industry, several other stakeholders across the world are expected to be part of the trade event. The air show will be organized by the ministry of defense and other related organizations, as per reports.

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