BLR Airport rounds up CY 2022 with impressive growth in cargo volumes

posted on 7th February 2023 by Eddie Saunders
BLR Airport rounds up CY 2022 with impressive growth in cargo volumes

BLR Cargo scripted success with its overall numbers. For the second year in a row, BLR Airport stood as the No.1 airport for perishables in India and is now identified as the third busiest airport processing international cargo in India.

BLR Airport is South India’s sole airport and India’s second airport to have freighters of three of the world’s largest express players, namely UPS, DHL, and FedEx.

With 14 domestic and foreign cargo carriers operating 41 direct routes, BLR Cargo is consolidating BLR Airport’s place among the top cargo airports in the country.

Cargo volumes in CY 2022 were 412,668 MT, the highest tonnage handled since Airport Opening Day (AOD) and the highest import tonnage was recorded in the month of July.

Domestic cargo recorded an increase of 8% in CY 2022. The highest cargo recorded for the year in a single day was 1,612 MT on September 29, 2022.

“The Covid years were very challenging for us but despite that, we are encouraged by the steady recovery in passenger traffic,” said Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy & Development Officer of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).

“Passenger comfort and seamless travel continue to be a priority and in addition to this, our cargo partnerships have contributed to our business growth.

“CY2022 also marks a significant milestone for us as we have significantly increased our operational capacity with the inauguration of the new Terminal 2 (T2) at BLR Airport.

“We believe that with the operationalisation of T2, we will be even better positioned to serve as the natural gateway to South and Central India.”