‘BLR metaport,’ the first phase of a metaverse experience at terminal 2 of Bengaluru airport, was launched Tuesday. According to Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL), this is the world’s first-ever airport terminal to provide a metaverse experience to its flyers.
The BLR Metaport offers an immersive 3D experience of the newly launched Terminal 2 virtually at BLR Airport. It was built in collaboration with Polygon and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Interested visitors can log on to www.blrmetaport.com to virtually tour the new terminal using their smart devices, said BIAL. The 3D interface allows passengers to check into flights and explore terminals and shops.
The estimated construction cost for the first phase of terminal 2 is almost ₹13,000 crore, and it is expected to have a built-up area of around 2.5 lakh square meters.
An additional 4.41 lakh square meters of area will add to the terminal during the second phase. The new terminal’s first phase is expected to serve 25 million passengers annually.