Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), the operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), has announced the first phase launch of the 'BLR Metaport.'
It has been reported that with this new launch, BLR Airport's T2 becomes one of the first terminals in the world that can be experienced on the metaverse, a BIAL statement said. Built in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Polygon, the BLR Metaport offers an immersive, three-dimensional (3D) virtual experience of the newly launched Terminal 2 at BLR Airport.
"Interested travellers and the public can log on to www.Blrmetaport.Com and virtually tour and navigate the new state-of-the-art terminal, using their smart devices. The BLR Metaport is an outcome of the Joint Innovation Centre (JIC), announced in April 2022 by BIAL, AWS, and Intel. The JIC focuses on driving the development and adoption of digital solutions in aviation."
The statement said:
"For BIAL, the mission of the JIC is to leverage emerging technologies to build new business models and passenger experiences and be at the forefront of technology innovation in India's commercial aviation."
Satyaki Raghunath, the Chief Strategy and Development Officer of BIAL, said:
“This is our first foray into the world of Web3 and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and we aim to delight travellers with a unique, immersive, and virtual experience.”
Thus, BLR Metaport is built on the fundamentals of decentralization, where control and decision-making are transferred from a centralized entity to a distributed network. It uses the 'Polygon Blockchain.' The BLR Metaport platform is built on AWS.