Delhi Airport handles 1 million tonne cargo in 12 months
November 27, 2018: GMR Group led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has registered 1 million tonnes of cargo in a year (Nov 2017 to Oct 2018) and also handled highest ever monthly air cargo tonnage of 1,00,091 tonne in a single month-October’18.
November 27, 2018: GMR Group led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has registered 1 million tonne cargo in a year (Nov 2017 to Oct 2018) and also handled highest ever monthly air cargo tonnage of 1,00,091 tonne in a single month-October’18. This has placed DIAL’s cargo handling at 28th position globally and only Indian airport to be among top 30 ranks.
DIAL in a press release said that this feat is the result of several new initiatives undertaken by it, such as dedicated transshipment facilities, expansion of cargo terminal facility, development of Airport Cargo Logistics Centre (ACLC), digitisation and technology advancement. Significant investments have been made in up-gradation and modernisation of air cargo handling facilities at Delhi Airport in the last 10 years.
The significant growth in Civil Aviation and air connectivity over the years have also played a prominent role in facilitating cargo movements throughout the world. DIAL connects to 75 international and 67 domestic destinations, served by around 64 air carriers and 16 freighter airlines.
Commenting on the achievement, Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, chief executive officer, DIAL, said, “Delhi Airport has been recognised as India’s Air Cargo Gateway for its handling capacity, efficient processes and service standards. DIAL thanks and extends its sincere gratitude to all the stakeholders and trade partners for achieving this significant milestone. We look forward to working closely with our partners and stakeholders to sustain this growth and achieve bigger ones as we go along.”
DIAL is also recognised as the ‘Authorized Economic Operator Certified Airport’ by Central Board of Excise & Customs’, Ministry of Finance, GoI, for making a significant impact amongst its stakeholders in promoting Delhi Airport as cargo hub airport for the region and the world.