Chennai Airport sees 10pc drop in cargo

Chennai aiport

Chennai Airport has reported a 10 per cent drop in cargo movement from the airport. While all airports have felt the effects of global economic downturn, Chennai airport has been additionally impacted as the comparatively newer neighbouring airports of Hyderabad and Bengaluru are luring away airlines. The cargo movement at the city airport has dipped by 10 per cent in the first half of the financial year 2012-13 compared to same period last year.

The city airport handled only 1.67 lakh metric tonne of cargo from April to September this year. Leather exports which are a major commodity exported through the airport have been impacted due the reduced demand from the European Union which has been a major market with leather products alone contributing to about 30 per cent of exports from Chennai.

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