Bengaluru airport launches 200,000 sq.ft dedicated express cargo terminal

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Bengaluru, Mar 12 (PTI) The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport) on Friday launched a dedicated, 200,000 sq.ft.express cargo terminal, exclusively for export and import of international couriers.

Developed by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) operator of BLR Airport - the built-to-suit facility will house global express courier organisations.

The terminal will have a dedicated space for Customs offices, and direct access to both landside and airside, a BIAL statement said.

'With expresscourier gaining greater significance following the exponential growth of e-commerce, theExpress Cargo Terminal at BLR Airport is a significant step towards supporting and driving this growth,' saidBIAL MD & CEO, Hari Marar.

The new facility will enable BLR Airport to process 150,000 metric tonnes (MT) annually, taking the airports overall annual cargo capacity to 720,000 MT, from the existing 570,000 MT, the statement said. PTI RS BN BN