Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Kolkata Airport Cargo Story

A look at the inception and growth of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and how Airports Authority of India (AAI) has managed to effectively implement initiatives making this airport a success story.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) in Kolkata, West Bengal, serves the Kolkata metropolitan area. It is located approximately 17 km (11 miles) from the city center. Spread over an area of 2,460 acres, Kolkata airport is the largest hub for air traffic in the eastern part of the country and one of the two international airports operating in Bengal, the other one being in Bagdogra. The airport handled over 15.8 million passengers in fiscal year 2016-17 making it the fifth busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic after Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. The airport is a major centre for flights to north-east India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Southeast Asia. In 2014 and 2015, Kolkata Airport won the title of Best Improved Airport in the Asia-Pacific region awarded by the Airport Council International, which is a feather in the cap of AAI as they own and operate the airport.
The Cargo Terminal at NSCBIA was commissioned on October 5, 1975. The international air cargo complex is located 1/2 km north of International Terminal building with well-connected road infrastructure for smooth functioning of air cargo services.
It has facilities for processing of import, export, transhipment , unaccompanied pax baggage and domestic cargo. With the concept of Integrated Cargo Terminal, various agencies were brought under one roof to facilitate quick processing/clearance of cargo.
02/01/17 Media India Goup