Bengaluru Airport cargo handled up 7% at 439,524 tonnes in FY2024

International tonnage handled up 4% YoY at 266,186 tonnes in FY2024

Bengaluru Airport cargo handled up 7% at 439,524 tonnes in FY2024

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Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/Bengaluru Airport) handled 439,524 tonnes of cargo in the financial year 2023-24, an increase of 7.1 percent compared with FY2023.

"International tonnage reached 266,186 tonnes, a four percent growth over the previous year while domestic tonnage experienced a strong 13 percent rise, totaling 173,338 tonnes in comparison to the previous year," says an official release.

BLR Cargo continued its growth momentum operating to 33 destinations in FY2024 compared to 25 destinations in FY2023. "Serving as a vital gateway, BLR Cargo facilitated exports to top international destinations with significant growth in export commodities such as agri perishables, machinery parts and pharmaceutical products. The top five destinations for exports include Leipzig/Halle, Cologne Bonn, Chicago O'Hare, Dubai and Singapore Changi."

Oman Air Cargo started operations from Bengaluru Airport from December 2023, the release added.

"In May 2023, Bengaluru Airport achieved a significant milestone with the successful completion of India’s most notable brownfield cargo transition. As part of the transition, the cargo terminals are now mainly managed by Menzies Aviation (Bengaluru) and WFS (Bengaluru). Additionally, a new domestic cargo terminal project initiated by Menzies is under progress and will be operational within the next year."

Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) has undertaken the development, financing, operation and maintenance of a new greenfield logistics park for a period of 15 years, the release added. "The 370,000 sq. ft park will feature Grade-A warehouse space with facilities like cold storage and custom bonded warehouses."

Bengaluru Airport remains committed to expanding its cargo handling capabilities, aiming to achieve a cargo handling capacity of around one million tonnes per annum by the end of the decade, the release added.

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