INDIA: Bangalore gets new cargo village

Bengaluru International Airport Ltd boosted its potential with the inauguration of its new Cargo Village in early December. Spread over 11 acres, the facility will house 120 freight forwarders and 80 custom house agents. It will be ready for occupation from 1 January 2009 and will be managed by the cargo associations. Facilities at the […]


Bengaluru International Airport Ltd boosted its potential with the inauguration of its new Cargo Village in early December.

Spread over 11 acres, the facility will house 120 freight forwarders and 80 custom house agents. It will be ready for occupation from 1 January 2009 and will be managed by the cargo associations.

Facilities at the warehouse include banks, conference rooms, training rooms, business centre, help desk, staff canteen, truck parking, etc are set up and will also accommodate parking of nearly 80 trucks.

“Cargo development is a key focus of BIAL’s core business strategy. With the inauguration of the Cargo Village we will be able to further enhance existing cargo operations for Bangalore. Our airport has witnessed both a quantitative increase in terms of export facility area and qualitative improvement in terms of storage and handling capabilities to promote the outflow of goods. The facility will generate employment opportunities and create a better working environment for its occupants,” said Albert Brunner, CEO, BIAL.

Bengaluru International Airport’s current facilities include two operational cargo terminals – built and operated by Menzies Aviation Bobba Pvt Ltd and Air India SATS Joint Venture consortium.

The former has an initial capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of cargo, while the latter has a two floor warehouse with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes. Over 740 freighter flights (international and domestic) have operated from Bengaluru International Airport since it began commercial operations on 24 May this year.