New cargo terminal starts operations at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

Commercial operations at the new domestic cargo terminal at the Thi­­ru­vananthapuram International Airport, in Kerala, commenced on Augu­st 1, 2022. The project involved the development of a 600 square foot facility to handle over 3,500 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) of cargo at the airport. The terminal is equipped to handle perishable goods, with temperature control ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. The facility will also be able to handle machinery parts, readymade garments, fabrics, dyes, chemicals, valu­able cargo and other commodities. The infrastructure and the proximity of the new cargo facility to the domestic terminal are expected to significantly improve the service levels of cargo handling at the airport.