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IndiGo to build MRO at B'luru airport, its 2nd in India

NEW DELHI: IndiGo will build its second repairs restore and overhaul (MRO) facility at Bengaluru. The airline, which has over 200 airplane in its fleet with more than 360 more but to be delivered consistent with present orders, has a MRO facility at its Delhi airport base but given its dimension has long gone in for another one. IndiGo operates over 1,300 day by day flights, of which 158 are out of Bengaluru.

The airline on Thursday said its guardian company InterGlobe Aviation and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, have entered right into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land on the airport to construct a state of the art MRO facility. The 13,000-sq.metre hangar, to be built on five acres within the airport campus, will be capable of accommodate two slender frame airplane and have make stronger infrastructure, including an engine shop warehouse and engineering workplaces for all restore and maintenance. This facility is predicted to be operational via subsequent March.

IndiGo COO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said: “Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB), with its strategic location, will play an much more vital role going ahead. It is because of this that IndiGo made up our minds to construct a hangar because the core of our repairs centre in south. This facility will change into operational via 2020.”

BIAL MD and CEO Hari Marar said, “At BIAL, we consider that we should all the time offer a comprehensive bouquet of services that will facilitate the growth of our airline partners. IndiGo has been one of the vital fastest growing carriers on the BLR Airport. The outcome of this agreement will create more connectivity and open new markets, additional bettering its expansion. We sit up for a fruitful partnership with IndiGo.”

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