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Mangalore airport to start domestic cargo handling from June 26

Mangalore Today Network

Mangaluru: June 19: The Airports Authority of India has finalised the agency to run the domestic air cargo facilities at Mangalore International Airport.

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JT Radahakrishna, Airport Director, Mangalore International Airport, said that the Mumbai-based Cargo Service Centre (CSE), a ground-handling services company, will commence the operation of common user domestic cargo terminal at the airport from June 26.

The facility will be made available to the public with the help of domestic airlines in the country, he said.

The domestic cargo terminal offers scope for handling many valuable goods, perishables, medicines, and essential machinery parts from one airport to other airport in the country.

At present, Mangalore airport handles around 150-200 tonnes of mail bags a month from the passenger terminal building itself. To meet security and operational requirements and to avoid inconvenience to passengers, a separate common user domestic cargo terminal is established, he said.

The airport has been operating an international cargo terminal since May 2013.