Kevin Pietersen stunned by Bengaluru airport’s T2: ‘Absolutely world class’

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen had words of praise for the new terminal at the Bengaluru airport, saying it cannot be compared to any other airport in the world.

Bengaluru Airport’s Terminal 2 impressed Kevin Pietersen. (Twitter/@KP24)

“Just walked through the brand new Bangalore airport. It’s absolutely world class. Comparable to any airport around the world. Wow,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter), sharing a clip from the airport’s Terminal 2.

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Kevin Pietersen is among thousands of people who have publicly praised the new Kempegowda International Airport for its visual appeal and size. He is a commentator in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. In the past, Pietersen has played for IPL teams Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Bengaluru airport authorities thanked Pietersen through the airport’s official X mark.

“Hello@KP24, we are delighted to receive your excellent praise. Our priority is always to ensure that all our passengers have the best travel experience,” they said.

Watch the Bengaluru airport clip shared by Kevin Pietersen:

The terminal was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2022. Domestic operations at Terminal 2 began last January. Since September last year, all international operations are from this terminal.

Late last year, Prix Versailles, a Paris-based architecture awards jury, recognized Bengaluru Airport’s T2 as one of the most beautiful airport terminals in the world and awarded it the prestigious “Special Interior Award”.

The huge terminal, with lush greenery, was designed in honor of the “Garden City” as Bengaluru is called.

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Construction of the terminal – which will take place in two phases – began in October 2018. Phase 1, with an area of ​​over 2.55 lakh square meters, is designed to accommodate 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA). The second phase, which is still in the planning phase, is estimated to have a capacity of 20 million passengers per year.

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