BLR Cargo’s relentless commitment to efficiency and innovation shone through as it witnessed a remarkable 11 percent growth in the domestic sector and a surge of 67 percent in coriander exports. The export of mangoes hit a three-year high, achieving a staggering 124 percent YoY growth, totaling 684 MT. July 2023 marked a milestone with the highest monthly domestic tonnage at 16,507 MT.
Further enhancing global connectivity, Oman Airlines initiated freighter operations, and strategic infrastructure developments welcomed Menzies Aviation Bangalore and WFS Bangalore as new cargo terminal operators in May 2023. These partnerships are poised to elevate cargo capacities to around 1 million MT by the end of the decade.
Simultaneously, BLR Airport catered to 37.2 million passengers, marking a notable 35.3 percent increase from 2022. Maintaining its position as a reliable perishable cargo hub, BLR seamlessly transitioned international operations in September 2023. Lufthansa’s Bengaluru-Munich flights and the introduction of Maldivian Airlines in November expanded international connectivity. AIX’s commencement of domestic operations in October further diversified the airline portfolio, strengthening BLR Airport’s status as a key gateway for South and Central India.