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Mumbai Airport reports 278% general cargo surge in Aug compared to Apr

September 18, 2020: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) handled a total of 72000 tonnes of general cargo between April and August 2020, thus witnessing a growth of 278% by the end of August as compared to April.

These include products such as engineering goods and machinery, electricals and electronics, chemicals, dangerous goods, and garments & textiles.
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These include products such as engineering goods and machinery, electricals and electronics, chemicals, dangerous goods, and garments " textiles.

September 18, 2020: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) handled a total of 72000 tonnes of general cargo between April and August 2020, thus witnessing a growth of 278% by the end of August as compared to April.

These include products such as engineering goods and machinery, electricals and electronics, chemicals, dangerous goods, and garments & textiles.

Overall, CSMIA's air cargo has catered to a total of over 1,69,000 tonnes of cargo during April–August 2020, consisting of approximately 1,35,000 of international and 34,000 tonnes of domestic cargo.

The airport registered a total of 18,820 cargo air traffic movements during the same period and witnessed an air freight growth of a whopping 166% in August 2020 as compared to April 2020.

Airlines like Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates & Turkish Airlines catered to the highest tonnage of general freight. At the same time, Germany, United States of America and China emerged as the most frequent destinations in terms of cargo interactions with CSMIA.

Furthermore, domestic e-commerce volumes in August 2020 have picked up by 1236% as over the volumes in June 2020 due to festive season. The import of flowers has also seen a growth of 6000% in the month of August 2020 in comparison to June 2020.

CSMIA's air cargo is connected to over 400 international destinations with additional new destinations such as Ras Al-Khaimah International Airport (RKT), Bolling Airport (BOF), Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), Navoi International Airport (NVI), Koolatah Airport (KOH) and Greensboro Airport (GSO).

International Airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian, Etihad, FedEx, and Cathay Pacific along with domestic carriers such as IndiGo and SpiceJet were some of the major airlines that catered in processing cargo. Also, airlines such as Alitalia, South African Airways and Philippine Airways operated ad-hoc freighter flights for the first time from CSMIA.

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