Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International  Airport (BLR), is in the process of developing new infrastructure, including a new terminal, second runway, a new multi-modal transport hub and expansion of its road infrastructure and utilities.

Operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on a public-private partnership model, BLR is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. To improve planning efficiency at the airport, BIAL has signed a three-year agreement with BEONTRA – a data analytics platform that sources and aggregates data. The agreement includes long-term forecasting, schedule-based passenger forecasting, capacity planning, route development and business analytics with the objective of supporting BLR’s current and future needs.

The technology will not only effectively manage the impact of the airport’s growth on strategic planning and day-to-day operations, it will also help with resource planning and it will allow BIAL to create state-of-the-art route studies to attract more airlines to Kempegowda.

Given the strength of the market as well as our forecast growth rate over the next decade, we expect to approximately triple in passenger volumes before 2030. We are in the midst of our largest capital programme expansion since our founding and need to take informed decisions with respect to market analyses, route development and allocation of valuable capacity resources to meet demand.

Together with Beontra’s suite of tools, we expect to test out a range of scenarios and outcomes as we move forward with our vision of enabling journeys, creating experiences and touching lives as the gateway to a new India.Satyaki Raghunath, chief strategy and development officer of BIAL.

Meanwhile, Thorsten Kolbinger, managing director of BEONTRA added: “We are excited to continue expanding our global footprint with our first customer in the rapidly growing Indian airport and aviation market. Establishing ourselves in India with an innovative partner such as the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru will enable us to bring our unique capabilities in scenario planning and terminal capacity optimization to the rest of the country. Together with BLR Airport, we look forward to fulfilling our own mission of helping our customers achieve both excellence in passenger experience and maximum operational efficiency.”

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