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BIAL creates ‘Playport’ for Summer Visitors | MacroTraveller

BIAL creates ‘Playport’ for Summer Visitors | MacroTraveller

This year, Playport, is based on the theme of ‘Happy Experiences’ to enhance the experience of travellers and visitors through discovery, learning and fun. Young passengers can enjoy life-size surfing, mind activities, online games like Kancha Returns, Knots and Crosses, as well as a mix of fun and creative activities. Snooker football has also been set up for both kids and adults. Additionally, magic shows, tattoo artists and other exciting activities will be a part of thePlayport experience. Spread over various parts of the Airport, this activity will run through to 15th May.

I was invited to be part of ‘Happy Experiences’ at the Bengaluru Airport on 9th May. The concept revolves around turning Kempegowda International Airport into a playground where children have fun and experience the airport in a whole new way.

Playport based on the theme of ‘Happy Experiences’ to enhance the experience of travelers and visitors through discovery, learning, and fun.

Why PlayPort?

In their words, ‘PlayPort’ has been created to ‘enhance passenger experience and deliver a fun and frolic-filled event and create an impactful buzz about an event in the city.’

Either you want a mini carnival or a set of gaming zones, ‘PlayPort’ has covered! Pick from hopscotch near the check-in counter to knocking the target with the hammer. Oh, the delight of it all!

If you’re traveling into or out of Bengaluru between now and the 15th of May with kids, then you’re in! Don’t miss ‘Then and Now’ theme! Your children will enjoy, so you can!

Then and Now Theme!

This year’s theme is aptly titled ‘Then & Now’ and incorporates some fun elements from the childhood of those who grew up in the 80s and 90s.

Fantastic Games!


Travelers can enjoy a life-size Hopscotch, Ludo, Snakes & Ladders, and Darts Board alongside Playstation and Xbox games and even send a postcard to their loved ones right at the airport via India Post Box.


Eating out at BIAL! Don’t miss, Cafe Noir’s Special Kids Menu & Kati Zone Special Discounts!

“We believe airports are all about experiences. Our aim is to turn regular travel into a meaningful and memorable journey. We conceptualized Playport keeping in mind travel during the peak holiday season and wanted to offer visitors a unique and engaging experience while waiting at the airport. We want their vacation to begin right here at Bengaluru Airport,” said Mr. Hari Marar, President Airport Operations, BIAL

Playport has been highly successful in enabling visitors to experience the Airport in a new and refreshing way,” he further added. “We encourage everyone to come and spend time here and make our airport a destination they can visit during the summer holidays.”       

Customer engagement is part of BIAL’s ongoing endeavour to create a unique experience for its guests. BIAL organized the first edition of Playport in 2011, which was introduced to engage the young traveller and featured interesting activities and workshops. The second edition in 2012 revolved around the theme of Malgudi Days and introduced guests to the games of South India, while the third edition of Playport in 2016 was based on the concept of Then & Now which combined the games of yesteryears with the latest digital games.

Summer offers at BLR Airport

Each year, Playport brings something interesting for everyone. During this year’s summer festival, all shopping outlets at the Airport will have special deals for travellers. In addition, passengers and visitors can avail shopping and dining vouchers up to INR 5000 by downloading the BLR Airport App on Android App or iOS App Store.

Additionally, magic shows, balloon sculpturing, magician, tattoo artists, upcycled goods workshop and other exciting activities will be a part of Playport Experience. This on-ground activity will be on until 15th May, and games spread over various regions of the airport.

MacroTraveller compliments BIAL for their thoughtfulness towards kids and their needs! An exceptional idea and hope they make it permanent instead of limiting to 2 or 3 weeks in May.

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