BLR Airport records 26-month high cargo throughput


Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR) processed 34,339 metric tonnes of cargo in October 2020, recording a 26-month high in tonnage, says a company release.

BLR Airport has said to have witnessed 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 BLR Airport in FY 2020-21, continued to be the top international commodity, accounting for 12 per cent of total exports in October. Doha emerged as the top destination in October 2020, with 1,095 MT cargo being flown from BLR.

Record single-day Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) was 52 on October 22, with the day witnessing a volume of 1,359 MT of cargo movement.

After becoming the first airport in India to record positive growth in September 2020, the trend continued in October 2020 as well, registering a 0.1 per cent increase against October 2019.


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