Airport records decrease in freight facilities: AAI
The downsizing freight facilities at the city airport can be witnessed from the decreasing numbers indicated in the recently released report of the Airport Authority of India (AAI). According to the report, domestic freight at the Jaipur airport has recorded a 1.5% decrease while comparing January 2016 and 2017.
While the city airport was awarded the top position in the world for passenger facilities by 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, the freight facilities remain ignored. The total domestic freight was 1093 metric tonnes (MT) in January 2016 while it has been 1077 MT in January this year. The latest data also stands below other airports which record a higher freight numbers with Delhi being the highest at 24275 MT
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Moreover, the international freight at Jaipur has seen an increase of only 13.9% in the month of January of 2016 and 2017. The amount of international freight recorded at city airport in January 2017 is 246 MT.
The development of freight at the city airport has long been proposed. However, the sanction of the fund for the new terminal building at the city airport has not seen any development of freight building. As per information from airport authorities, international cargo facilities are due to undergo expansion at the city airport.
Moreover, talks are underway to add cargo handlers at the cargo terminal so as to increase freight facilities. AAI organises workshops for cargo staff to ensure safety and proper handling of freight.
less by 1.5 per cent
The total domestic freight was 1,093 metric tonnes (MT) in January 2016 while it was 1,077 MT in the same month this year, which amounts to a decrease of 1.5 per cent.
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