The International Airport in Bengaluru is located roughly 40 km away from the central part of the city. It also holds the record of the fourth busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic. The airport also serves as the main hub for Kingfisher Airlines.
The airport hosts about 10 Domestic Airlines and 21 international airlines. This makes Bangalore a well connected city to rest of India and the world itself. Inaugurated in the year 2008, it is a joint sector venture between German company Siemens and the Government of Karnataka and is designed to accommodate 12 million passengers a year. Though it is in vicinity to the Railway station and bus terminal, plans are being processed to lay a direct rail route from the station while the access through the national highway has already been widened to a six lane highway.
With a 71,000 sq m floor area, the passenger terminal is a fully air conditioned four level building that can house both international and domestic passengers. Another exclusive feature of the airport is a separate terminal for Hajj pilgrims and can handle 600 passengers at a time over an area of 1,500 sq m. Taxi services are available for easy access to and from the city.