Bangalore sees 7% cargo growth in 2013-14

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates the Kempegowda International Airport, said the airport had seen a significant growth in traffic in 2013-14.


Bangalore sees 7% cargo growth in 2013-14


The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which operates the Kempegowda International Airport, said the airport had seen a significant growth in traffic in 2013-14. Cargo volumes handled in 2013/14 grew seven per cent compared to 2012/13 to reach 242,426 tonnes in 2013/14. Parallel to this growth in volumes, the airport inaugurated six dedicated wide body freighter stands to serve freighter aircraft and further improve the air cargo supply chain.

The airport caters to pharmaceuticals, perishables (fruits and vegetables), electronics, engineering, machinery, automobile, valuables, textiles, readymade garments (RMG), among others with origin across South India, addressing trade needs from SAARC, Asia, China, Europe, US & Canada, Oceania and West Asia, the airport said.

With the close of FY2013/14, the BIAL reported that over 12.86 million passengers were served in 2013/14, up seven per cent year-on-year with 118,575 air traffic movements (ATM) even as the year witnessed many new improvements and the operationalisation of the enhanced terminal.