Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Cargo handling: Chennai among world’s top-10 fastest growing airports

Chennai: The Chennai airport is ranked among the global top 10 fastest growing airports when it comes to cargo handling, according to an International Air Transport Association (IATA) report.
The IATA report has said Chennai has recorded a strong growth of 17.2 pc along with the Mumbai airport (18.1 pc) to figure in the list along with Kuwait, Moscow, Cincinnati in the United States, Hangzhou in China, Muscat in Oman, Campinas in Brazil, Johannesburg, and Nairobi in Kenya.

The total cargo tonnage flown from India crossed the one-million threshold in 2017, with a strong, double-digit growth rate of 16.9 pc.  In terms of global rankings, Dehli and Mumbai appear in the list of the top 50 airports for freight handling, ranked at 29 and 31, respectively.
05/09/18  C Shivakumar/New Indian Express

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