E-commerce business helps Bengaluru Airport register 26-month high export growth

BENGALURU: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic,the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) in Bengaluru has recorded a 26-month high in tonnage exports in October.

“Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport/ KIAB) processed 34,339 Metric Tonnes of cargo in October 2020, recording a 26-month high in tonnage,” as per statement.

BLR Airport witnessed the 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% 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 2020, 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.

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