Domestic Cargo Surged by 19%, While India’s International Cargo Traffic Went Slightly Down in July
Domestic cargo surged by about 19 per cent to 115,510 tonnes, while international cargo movement decreased slightly to 159,520 tonnes. The Airports Authority of India recently revealed data showing that in July, airports in India handled 275,030 tonnes of cargo, an increase of more than 6 per cent from July 2021. (AAI).
Total freight movement increased by approximately 9% to 1.1 million tonnes in the first four months of the current fiscal year. Between April and July 2021, domestic cargo flow increased by more than 28% to 446,730 tonnes from 348,090 tonnes.The largest improvements in the period between April and July (62 percent) were recorded by the 70 domestic airports, with 11,663 tonnes. International airports operated by joint ventures reported varying traffic volumes during the months of April through July. For instance, Delhi handled 187,541 tonnes from April to July, down roughly 8per cent, and 46,013 tonnes in July, down 6per cent YoY. Mumbai also reported decreased quantities, whereas Kochi reported a 20% increase at 16,111 tonnes between April and July. Nagpur increased by 86 percent to 104 tonnes.