Saturday, October 29, 2016

Record cargo handling at Tiruchi airport

The international cargo terminal of Tiruchi airport handled the highest ever freight tonnage of 39 tonnes on Wednesday.

As against the normal throughput of 20 tonnes a day, the cargo terminal created a record of sorts by handling 39 tonnes. Less occupancy of passengers coupled with Deepavali demand for goods abroad led to the highest ever cargo throughput in a single day, said airport sources.

Record handling of freight was achieved as all the five international flights from Tiruchi airport lifted cargo to the optimum level.

Flowers alone accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the freight, followed by vegetables. Flowers were exported to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sharjah.

This is the first time that the cargo terminal, since its commissioning in 2011, had handled 39 tonnes in a day, said the sources.
29/10/16 The Hindu