Cargo op­er­a­tions at Lo­he­gaon air­port re­main a non-starter

Maritime Gateway - - News -

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.

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