Friday, November 27, 2020

Bengaluru Airport records 26-month high cargo exports

Bengaluru: Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BIAL/ KIAB) exported 34,339 metric tonnes (MT) of cargo in October 2020, recording a 26-month high in tonnage. Bengaluru airport witnessed a highest-ever domestic outbound tonnage of 8,117 MT in October, largely driven by e-commerce shipments. Perishable commodities, which have been the major growth driver for Bengaluru airport in FY 2020-21, continued to be the top international commodity, accounting for 12% of total exports in October. Doha emerged as the top destination in October 2020, with 1,095 MT. After becoming the first airport in India to record positive growth in September this year, the trend continued in October 2020 as well, registering a 0.1 % increase against October 2019. The record single-day Air Traffic Movement (ATM) was 52 ATMs on October 22, with the day witnessing a volume of 1,359 MT of cargo.

26/11/20 Hans India

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