Bengaluru airport turns into a “Play”port for passengers

Has games of yesteryears combined with latest digital gadgets

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)has turned Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) into a playground where children have fun and experience the airport in a whole new way.

Called ‘Playport’, it is designed specifically for the holiday passengers who pass through the airport in larger numbers during this time of the year.

Based on the theme of ‘Then & Now’ Playport strives to enhance the experience of passengers through a series of fun activities and visuals that showcases the games of yesteryears combined with the latest digital gadgets. Passengers can enjoy a life-size Hopscotch, Snakes & Ladders alongside PSP and Xbox games and even send a postcard to their loved ones right at the airport. Additionally, magic shows, balloon sculpturing, tattoo artists, upcycled goods workshop and other exciting activities will be a part of Playport. This on-ground activity will be on till 15th May.

BIAL organized the first edition of Playport in 2011, which was introduced to reach the young passenger and featured interesting activities and workshops. The second edition in 2012 revolved around the theme of ‘Malgudi Days’ and introduced passengers to the games of South India.

Mr. Hari Marar, President, Airport Operations, BIAL:

“As an airport, we have constantly endeavored to give our passengers and visitors an unparalleled travel experience.  We encourage everyone to come and spend time here and make our airport a destination they can visit during the summer holidays. Through, these activities it is our effort to engage with our visitors and make this experience a memorable one.”

N.B. Image credit: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)

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