[India] Bengaluru airport could switch to total solar power by 2020

BENGALURU: The Bangalore International Airport Limited(BIAL) has set itself an ambitious target of running Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) completely on solar power by 2020. Currently, power demand at KIA is 11MW per day and airport authorities estimate it to increase to about 20MW after completion of the second terminal. The airport now generates 3.44MW from solar energy daily and the…

[India] Airport infrastructure development: Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent; airports to be built with less land availability

Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent; airports to be built with less land availability The government is looking at ways to build new airports after factoring in lesser availability of land for such infrastructure projects, amid growing air traffic, according to the civil aviation ministry. To meet the rising demand, the government plans to…

[Thailand] Airports of Thailand approves $1.3 bln for Suvarnabhumi expansion plan

BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) – Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) board approved an investment budget of 42.1 billion baht ($1.28 billion) for the expansion of Suvarnabhumi, Thailand’s main airport, the state-owned company said on Wednesday. The sum, still subject to cabinet’s approval, will be used for the long-delayed expansion of the international airport. AOT expects Suvarnabhumi…