Bengaluru: Users of the lounges at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) can look forward to a new and exclusive lounge and transit hotel experience at the airport, once the refurbishment of the lounges and transit hotel are complete.
The airport currently has four lounges — two at International Security Hold Area (SHA) and two at domestic SHA. The refurbishment project would be executed in two phases spanning 18-20 months.
Starting June 1, parts of the domestic and international lounges and transit hotel would be closed. The new lounge operator – a Joint Venture between Gate Group and Travel & Food Service (TFS), India – will take over operations.
“Our vision is to improve our lounge facilities to enhance the on-ground travel experience of our passengers and make the lounges at KIA a destination in themselves. The new lounge concept is aimed at providing the ultimate hospitality experience, innovation and perfect customer service,” said Kenneth R., Chief Commercial Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL).
The entire conceptualisation, design and development of the new lounges are being done by BIAL to elevate the overall lounge experience for passengers.
Once renovations are complete, the lounges will provide customers an exceptional and memorable experience, with amenities such as live cooking, celebrity chef-curated menus, digital zones, library, spa, barista bar and wine cellar – to name a few. Visitors preparing for a long-haul flight or transit passengers can freshen up using the shower facilities or have themselves pampered at the spa.
Alliance Air flight to Mysuru
Those travelling to Mysuru will have another quicker option, provided they are willing to shell out more.
From June 7 onwards, Alliance Air, an Air India subsidiary, will operated flights to Mysuru under its UDAN scheme.
Flight AI 9539 will operate five days a week with special economy seats priced at Rs 1,365 and super value economy class ticket for Rs 1,589.
The airline will operate ATR-72, which has a seating capacity of 70. It will not operate on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The flights will take off from Bengaluru at 10.30 am and reach Mysuru at 11.25 am. On return journey it will depart from Mysuru at 12 noon and reach Bengaluru at 1 pm.