KIA’s Cargo Throughput Soars 7.1% in FY ’24, Reflecting Strong Growth

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) announced that the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru achieved significant milestones in its cargo operations during the financial year (FY) 2023-24.

KIA handled a total of 439,524 metric tonnes (MT) of cargo, marking a notable 7.1% increase from the previous financial year. This included 266,186 MT of international cargo, showing a growth of 4%, and 173,338 MT of domestic cargo, experiencing a robust 13% rise compared to the preceding year.

The airport’s cargo operations expanded to serve 33 destinations in FY ’24, up from 25 destinations in FY ’23. Notably, KIA’s top five export destinations were LEJ (Leipzig/Halle), CGN (Cologne Bonn), ORD (Chicago O’Hare), DXB (Dubai), and SIN (Singapore Changi).

Additionally, new routes were introduced to support cargo transportation, with a focus on enhancing connectivity. The growth in cargo throughput underlines KIA’s increasing importance as a key hub for freight movements, both domestically and internationally.

BIAL highlighted the airport’s role in facilitating the movement of goods and fostering trade connections, with ongoing efforts to enhance infrastructure and services to further boost cargo operations.

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