Cargo operations at Lohegaon airport remain a non-starter
A fortnight after it took off with much fanfare, the international cargo export facility at Pune airport is still to find any takers. Officials of the Pune customs say that the registration of airlines for availing of the facility has started, but the response has not been high. Currently, a total of four international flights operate from the Pune airport. They include two to Dubai (Air India and Spice Jet), one to Abu Dhabi (Jet Airways) and one to Frankfurt (Lufthansa). There has been no international cargo export from the Pune airport facility.
Pune airport director Ajay Kumar said it was initially expected that two tonne cargo will be transported from Pune daily. Around 40 per cent of international cargo dispatched by Mumbai airport originates from Pune and suburbs.