Mumbai airport numero uno in freight traffic

Mumbai, March 19:

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Ltd. (CSIA) has emerged at the top by handling one-third of India’s international air cargo movement, according to a latest study released here on Thursday.


The study was done by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

The Economic Impact Study of CSIA, Mumbai, revealed that the airport handled 32.20 percent of all international cargo movements and 23.30 percent of all domestic cargo in 2012-2013, averaging to 29 percent of the combined share.

Delhi airport handled 25.5 percent of international cargo movements and 24 percent of domestic, averaging to 24.9 percent overall, the NCAER report said.

Delhi was followed by Chennai airport with 16.9 percent international, 10 percent domestic and overall 14.4 percent, it said.

“Air-borne exports have been on a northward trajectory with rise from 186,969 tonnes in 2006-2007 to 266,148 tonnes by 2012-2013. Mumbai’s share in national air-borne imports increased from 31.1 percent to 32 percent during that period,” the report said. IANS

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