Bengaluru, January 28: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will partially suspend commercial flight operations between January 30 and February 5 during rehearsals and main show for Aero India 2021, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BAIL) said in a statement.

The Aero India, which provides a platform for aerospace companies to showcase their products and services is scheduled to be held from February 3 to 5 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru.

Commercial flight operations will be halted at KIA during the aerial display times for both rehearsals and the actual airshow. KIA will also be a standby as the diversionary airport for flying displays during the days of practice and the main show. Aero India 2019: Rafale, Sukhoi MK30i, Tejas – India’s Aerial Might on Display in Bengaluru on Day 1; Watch Videos.

BIAL in a statement said that it is working with airlines and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to ensure minimal disruption to the existing schedule during the reduced operating hours.

"To avoid passenger inconvenience, the respective airlines will share timely communication on the change in airport operations and the revised flight timings during the Aero India show," it said.

It further said that ancillary support such as airport taxis and bus services will be aligned to accommodate the anticipated increase in passenger traffic. Information on airport operations will be made available on the BIAL website ( It also advised passengers to check with the respective airlines on the status of their flights.

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