Tirupati Airport welcomed the opening of a new Domestic Air Cargo Terminal, which is aimed at providing a strong impetus to the exports of the region.
The new facility will facilitate the export of perishables to any destination which will help the farmers in the region Tirupati.
The newly set up Domestic Air Cargo Terminal (DACT) was formally inaugurated at Tirupati Airport by R Madhavan, Regional Executive Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Southern Region, Chennai on Thursday. Regional Manager D Muralidharan and Airport Director S Suresh were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Madhavan said that with the commencement of cargo operations, the economic activity in and around the region will improve and facilitate economic growth. With this, the outbound and inbound mail, cargo and air traffic at Tirupati Airport is expected to increase.
Tirupati airport acts as the primary centre for cargo from Chittoor and surrounding districts of Nellore, Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur. Mr Muralidharan said that there is quite some scope for perishable cargo in this region and seeing the good potential, the services can be upgraded to the next level.
Airport Director Suresh termed it as a red letter day for Tirupati airport as it heralded the fulfillment of a long cherished vision.
Using the air cargo facility, any items can be booked so that it reaches the destination within a few hours.
This will pave the way to export perishables to any destination which will help the farmers in the region.
Also, this move will boost the business potential of e-commerce.