MoCA discontinues air cargo services at Vijayawada and Tirupati airports

Air cargo services at the Vijayawada and Tirupati airports were discontinued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). This was in line with the decision by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to discontinue Common User Domestic Air Cargo Terminal at all airports. Reportedly, the outbound domestic air cargo operations were discontinued at the Tirupati airport. The BCAS has also requested both airports to submit a proposal for self-handling by Indigo Airlines. MoCA has permitted the existing cargo terminals for self-handling of shrimp movement, blood samples of critical cases, and important examination material.