Chennai air­port gets a CUT for do­mes­tic cargo

Cargo Talk - - Air 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.

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