Mangalore: The cargo complex at Mangalore International Airport will start functioning on May 1; however, no order is lined up yet.
There are enquiries on sending cargo from Mangalore International Air Cargo Complex in Bajpe, but they have not translated into bookings, said representatives of two airlines.
This emerged at an interactive meeting among representatives of Customs, the airport, airlines and air cargo exporters and importers at the office of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), here on Tuesday.
Melwin D’Souza, Station Manager – Mangalore, Air India, said that most enquiries were about perishables (vegetables and fruits). The airline has flights from Mangalore to destinations in West Asia. The flights go to Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dammam and Dubai (twice a day). Cargo is expected to be sent from Kozhikode and Dakshina Kannada, he said.
24/04/13 The Hindu