Part of the Chennai-based TT Group, TT Aviation has expanded its network to include Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and obtained customs authorisation to begin export-bonded trucking in January 2023. According to the press release, Kolkata was mostly used for import-related bonded trucking destinations in H2 2022, and more than 150 trucks were successfully offloaded there.
TT Aviation began operating in the customs-bonded transportation industry in 2010. After the international airports in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Cochin, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad, Kolkata is the ninth station in the network that may conduct import and export bonded trucking operations.
It also states that “with this expansion, the freight connectivity from Kolkata for commerce has been increased, and it would connect Kolkata to all major metro and non-metro air cargo terminals between 72 and 120 hours.” There won’t be any restrictions on commodities, and the cargo’s size and shape won’t be a hindrance either. The logistics cost for air cargo will be reduced by approximately 10–14 per cent thanks to the road connectivity from Kolkata.