GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Wednesday announced that it has registered 'one million metric tons' cargo in a year (between November 2017 to October 2018) and also handled highest ever monthly air cargo tonnage of 1,00,091 MT in a single month -- October'18. This has placed IGIA's Cargo handling at 28th position globally. The Cargo tonnage handled by Delhi Airport is 29 per cent of India's total Air Cargo.
In a statement, DIAL said that this feat is the result of several new initiatives undertaken by it, such as dedicated trans-shipment facilities, expansion of Cargo Terminal facility, development of Airport Cargo Logistics Centre (ACLC), digitisation and technology advancement. It added that significant investments have been made in up-gradation and modernisation of air cargo handling facilities at Delhi Airport in the last 10 years.
It further said that the significant growth in civil aviation and air connectivity over the years has also played a prominent role in facilitating cargo movements throughout the world. IGIA connects to 75 International and 67 Domestic destinations, served by around 64 Air Carriers and 16 Freighter airlines.
DIAL is also recognized as the 'Authorized Economic Operator Certified Airport' by Central Board of Excise & Customs', Ministry of Finance, GoI, for making a significant impact amongst its stakeholders in promoting Delhi Airport as Cargo Hub Airport for the region and the world, the statement added.
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