Cargo handled across Indian airports drop marginally in Aug
For the first five months of the current financial year (April-August), cargo handled increased 7% to 1.3 million tonnes.
Indian airports handled 261,360 tonnes cargo in August, a marginal decline from 264,510 tonnes handled in August 2021.
For the first five months of the current financial year (April-August), cargo handled increased 7 percent to 1.3 million tonnes, according to data released by the Airport Authority of India.
Domestic cargo handled increased 23 percent to 554,630 tonnes while international cargo handled dropped marginally (2 percent) to 792,570 tonnes.
Cochin airport witnessed 11 percent increase in August international cargo handled at 4,206 tonnes and over 18 percent increase to 20,317 tonnes during the April-August period.
Large airports - Delhi and Mumbai- reported MoM as well as year-till-date decline in international cargo movements.
Delhi witnessed 6 percent drop in August cargo handled at 45,412 tonnes and 8 percent drop at 232,953 tonnes for the April-August period.
Mumbai reported 5 percent drop in August cargo at 42,548 tonnes and 3 percent decline at 227,903 tonnes for the April-August period.
Domestic cargo movement increased across all seven JV international airports with Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad reporting double digit growth for the April-August period.
Among other international airports, Calicut reported a 32 percent increase in August (1,167 tonnes of international freight) and over 65 percent increase for April-August at 5,414 tonnes.
Chennai reported a 10 percent decline for August (21,755 tonnes of international freight) and 3 percent for the April-August period (113,794 tonnes).
For domestic freight, Coimbatore reported the maximum gain among international airports (+38 percent at 784 tonnes).