Chennai airport gets a CUT for domestic cargo
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) recently opened a Common User Terminal (CUT) for domestic cargo at Chennai airport. This will ensure that all domestic carriers handle cargo and process customs and security clearance and other regulatory requirements inside a single building. It is free of cost for airlines and SpiceJet is the first airline to move into this. Indigo is expected to be the next airline to move in.
According to a senior AAI official, “The agents will be charged for cargo handling and use of equipment as per tariff fixed by Airports Economic Regulatory Authority. The annual revenue expected is 10crore for AAI.”
Daily around 100 tonnes of cargo is handled by 120 domestic flights. All domestic cargo carriers handle their cargo from rented warehouses, except Air India and Blue Dart which have their own facility.