India's domestic air cargo movement is 96pc of pre-Covid levels
DOMESTIC air cargo movement from Coimbatore International Airport is at almost 96 per cent of pre-Covid levels, reports Chenna's Hindu daily
02 December 2020 - 19:00
The airport is getting more than half a dozen flights a day, causing the movement of cargo to go up. The cargo is typically automobile components, perishables, and healthcare products.
Exports are at 100 tonnes a month, most of which are perishable goods. However, exports have not seen an increase since the Navarathri and Deepavali festivals.
If direct international flight connectivity increases from Coimbatore, exports are expected to pick up again.
Many feel flights aren't coming out of Coimbatore due to high rates. Flight movement dropped after the Covid restrictions came into effect.
'We do not know when connecting flights get cancelled. There is no assurance on flight availability even to domestic destinations from here. And the rates quoted are neither standard nor feasible. Only goods that need to be lifted immediately go by air,' said Steamer Agents Association president P Subramania.
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