BLR Airport reports 124% surge in mango exports
BLR Airport processed exports of 684,648 kgs of mangoes in 2023 compared to 305,521 kgs exported in the previous year
As the mango season has drawn to a close, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport) has recorded a 124 percent surge in mango exports compared to the previous year, establishing a three-year tonnage record.
"In 2023, BLR Airport processed exports of 684,648 kgs of mangoes, a significant rise from 305,521 kgs exported in the previous year. This season's exports saw an 86 percent increase in the number of pieces with approximately 1.7 million pieces of mangoes being exported," says an official release.
BLR Airport reported increased export of mangoes to the United States this year where prominent metropolitan regions such as Dallas Fort Worth, Washington D.C., and San Francisco played a pivotal role, the release added.
Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, BIAL says: "BLR Airport has emerged as a driving force in facilitating perishable exports from India. With substantial volume shares across Indian airports, we take pride in our role in enhancing the global reach of South India’s mangoes. Our unwavering commitment to streamlined cool-port export operations underscores BLR Airport's significance as a premier gateway connecting the world to the rich produce of our region."