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The Leading Air Cargo Hub of India

State of the art facilities

Delhi Airport Handles

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Our journey

Quick Facts

4-operational

4 operational runways and 12 freighter parking bays

20-freighter

20 freighter airlines serving more than 20 destinations

Widest-network

Widest network of over 65+ airlines, connecting over 146+ destinations

warehouse

Over 50,000 sq.m. of on-airport bonded and non bonded warehousing facility

largest cargo handling airport

Welcome to India’s Largest Cargo Handling Airport

Located in the capital city of India, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi is the preferred Air Cargo Hub of India due to its strategic location, hosting elaborate infrastructure and efficient air cargo handling services.

The cargo facility at Delhi Airport is spread across an area of 150 acres comprising state-of-the-art infrastructure, 2 integrated cargo terminals, an on-airport logistics centre, and the largest airline network connecting 67 International and 79 Domestic destinations served by 65+ air carriers and 20+ freighter airlines.

Delhi Airport is India’s largest air cargo gateway handling over one million metric tonnes of cargo annually. The first AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) certified airport by Indian Customs, Govt. of India, Delhi Airport is the first facility to receive e-AWB 360 certification from IATA (International Air Transport Association) for 100% e-Freight compliant processes.

Our Journey

Delhi Airport Cargo has grown significantly ever since it took over operations in 2006. It has witnessed sustained business growth in the past years.

FY 06-09

  • Takeover of Cargo Operation Form Airport Authority Of India (AAI) In Year 2006
  • Appointment Of 2 Cargo Terminal Operators In Year 2009
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Year
2006-09

FY 09-11

  • Formulation of strategy for Development and Growth of Delhi Airport Cargo Business
  • Modernization and Expansion of Cargo Terminal (CELEBI)
  • Development of Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal (CUDCT)
  • Initiation of Cargo Community System (CCS) and process simplification initiatives
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Year
2009-11

FY 11-13

  • Cargo Community System Phase 1 launched
  • Cargo Terminal 2 Phase 1 operationalized
  • 24 x 7 Custom operations started
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Year
20011-13

FY 13-15

  • Transshipment Facility Launched
  • Commodity focused initiatives started- Perishable, Pharma etc.
  • Development of ACLC - 1
  • Mobile app launched for Cargo transactions
  • Launch of Trucks Slot Management in Import
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Year
20013-15

FY 15-16

  • Delhi Airport becomes leading Cargo Airport of the country
  • Delhi Airport becomes the first e-Freight Compliant Airport of the country
  • Launch of Online Truck Slot Management system and Paperless Flight Check processes
  • Expansion of the Domestic Cargo Terminal Infrastructure; thus increasing Cargo handling capacity and efficiencies
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Year
20015-16

FY 16-18

  • Handled over One Million Metric Tonne of Air Cargo in 2018; highest in the country
  • Certified as India’s first AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Airport by Indian Customs, Govt. Of India
  • Became India’s first eAWB360 compliant airport with certification from IATA
  • Expanded the capacity of Cargo Terminal by commissioning a new facility
  • Developed a second Air Cargo Logistics Centre (ACLC-2) at the Airport
  • Rolled out a unified Cargo Community System for Delhi Airport namely ‘ACMES’ (Air Cargo Message Exchange System);
    an e-Freight initiative for acceptance and processing of advance shipment information
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Year
20016-18

FY 19-22

  • Developed tier 2 infrastructure of Air Cargo Logistics Center ACLC 2B at the airport.
  • Developed Transshipment Excellence Centre to ease the transhipment of cargo at the airport.
  • Commenced 3 new freighter bays. Total 12 cargo bays operationalised.
  • Designated India’s major cargo hub for COVID-19 relief materials.
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Year
20019-22

FY 23-25

  • Developed tier 2 infrastructure Air Cargo Logistics Center ACLC 3 at the airport.
  • Developed Public Amenities Complex (PAC) at cargo.
  • Working on transhipment process simplification
  • Constructed 4th Operating Runway
  • Developed Eastern Cross Taxiway
  • Developing cargo city
  • Developing cargo Terminal-2 (Phase 2)
  • Developing Airport SEZ/FTWZ
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Year
20023-25

Delhi Airport has carved out its niche by becoming India’s biggest cargo-handling airport by registering over ‘One Million’ cargo handling annually in the year 2018 while consistently improving its infrastructure and operational efficiencies.

Delhi Airport has state-of-the-art cargo terminal facilities with a capacity to handle around 1.8 million metric tonnes, scalable to over 2.5 million metric tonnes. It has advanced temperature control cargo handling facilities with over 1.5 lakh metric tonnes capacity at present.

Cargo Statistics

Products and services

A Mirror Of Our Cohesive Growth Story

Delhi Airport has witnessed consistent growth in the air cargo department since the time it took over operations in the year 2006. While its journey started in 2006 when it handled an air cargo volume of 0.38 million metric tonnes, the cargo throughput crossed 1.0 million metric tonnes by the end of the financial year 2019. The consistent growth story of our cargo business is a result of continuous improvement not just in terms of infrastructure advancement but also upscaling of operational efficiencies in each sphere of air cargo handling activities at the airport.

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Cargo Throughput in Metric Tonnes / Figures in Thousand Metric Tonnes.

Fact Sheet

Export Volume

285,395 Export volume

Import volume

265,085 Import volume

Domestic volume

345,438 Domestic volume

International Destinations

67 International Destination

domestic destinations

79 Domestic Destination

freighter

20+ Freighter

Average Region Distribution Of International Cargo Movement

world map

*All figures are as of 31 March 2019. The statistics published on this website are provided for browsers’ convenience only and are not to be treated nor relied upon by any person as any kind of advice. IGI Airport/ DIAL shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered by any party as a result of the use of, or reliance upon the statistics or information published on this website.

Our Specializations

temperature control facility

India’s Largest On-Airport Temperature Control Facility

Delhi Airport is recognized for its state-of-the-art temperature control cargo terminal facility, which is equipped with advanced technology and specialized handling equipment to process the temperature-controlled product with utmost care and safety. While the Cargo terminals have in place separate chambers of varied temperature range for storage of cargo, there are other facilities like insulated loading/ unloading bays and cool dollies to move the cargo from Terminal to the Aircraft, thus ensuring the much needed unbroken cold supply chain at the airport.

Key Features

area 5000sqm import export

Area : 5,000 sqm. (Import + Export)

capacity 150000 metric tonnes

Capacity : 1,50,000 Metric Tonnes

spacious cold storage rooms

Spacious cold storage rooms ranging from -20⁰C to +25⁰C

x ray and weighing machines

X-Ray and Weighing machines

offices for regulatory agencies

Offices for Regulatory agencies

elevating workstations for loading

Elevating workstations for loading ULDs

automatized weighing and measuring systems

Automatized Weighing and Measuring Systems for ULD

dedicated truck docks equipped with air curtains to maintain the temperature of cargo

Dedicated truck docks equipped with air curtains to maintain the temperature of Cargo

integrated cargo management system

Integrated cargo management system for complete cargo tracking in the warehouse with other entities like CHA, Customs, Airlines etc.

hand held terminals

Hand-held Terminals with barcode technology for real-time entries to cargo warehouse management system

cool dolly

Cool Dolly and Envirotainers to maintain the temperature while transferring cargo from terminal to the aircraft and vice-a-versa

transhipment excellence centre

Fastest Re-Connect Of Transshipment Cargo

"Transshipment Excellence Centre" (TEC)

Delhi Airport has set-up India's first dedicated Transshipment Excellence Centre (TEC) at the Airside, which is spread over an area of 7,500 sqm; providing seamless and efficient transshipment services for the cargo shipments on 24x7hrs basis. The processing of the transshipment cargo is achieved within average 20 minutes; thus bringing efficiency to the entire cargo supply chain.

Key Features

world class cargo

Connecting multiple origin to multiple destinations through Delhi airport

integrated cargo terminals

Seamless process flow and integration with cargo terminals

transhipment cargo

Significant reduction in transshipment cargo processing time

integrated cargo management system

Safe and secure cargo handling

Dedicated Transshipment Facility

Dedicated Transshipment Cargo handling facilities at the Airside of Cargo Terminal.

24x7

Dedicated areas also at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 for processing Transshipment cargo shipments closer to the ramp round-the-clock.

cargo segments

Cargo Segments

Handling Wide-Ranging Air Cargo Products

Delhi Airport is the first airport in India, which can handle various types of air cargo products, be it perishable & pharma cargo, project cargo, heavy cargo, live animals, dangerous goods, radioactive materials, gems and jewelry and so on. There are dedicated sections and earmarked zones for each set of cargo handling with required infrastructure and skilled manpower to cater to the need of specialized/ customized air cargo services. The cargo terminals are equipped with appropriate handling equipment ranging from sensitive screening equipment to bulk lifters like cranes, capable of handling any type and size of cargo that is moved by air.

Key Features

transhipment cargo

General Cargo/Transshipment cargo

shipper loaded units

Shipper loaded units

heavy cargo

Heavy cargo

Live animal

Live animals

pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

express cargo Indian postal mail couriers

Express cargo/ Indian postal/Mail/Couriers

perishable cargo

Perishable cargo

project cargo

Project cargo

radioactive item and dangerous goods

Radioactive item and dangerous goods

gem-and-jewellery

Gem and jewellery

road feeder services

Road Feeder Services (RFS)

Delhi Airport has also facilitated the Road Feeder Services (RFS) in Bonded Trucks for transit for cargo originating from the catchment region. The contracted trucking companies serve through an extensive surface network throughout India for delivering airfreight cargo to and from Delhi Airport.

Reach upto 2700 Km with more than 250 destinations.

Our Cargo Network

DEL Airport Export Bonded Trucking

Destinations Served

10+ Destinations served

rfs partners at del

4 RFS Partners at DEL

DEL Airport Import Bonded Trucking

Airline

57+ Airlines

Destinations Served

8 Destinations

rfs partners at del

4 IBT partners

Our Cargo Network

Delhi Airport Cargo has the largest Domestic Network connecting 79+ Destinations

Delhi Airport’s air cargo network has witnessed exponential growth in the last decade, thanks to the ever-growing network of the airport's connectivity, which has remained a key focus area not just in the passenger segment but also for cargo.

With the air connectivity network spread across more than 146+ destinations worldwide, Delhi Airport offers cargo customers the convenience of transporting goods to almost any part of the world. Delhi Airport has the advantage of being directly connected to most major destinations in the country.

With sufficient air freight capacities, all the airlines, including the freighter aircraft operating from Delhi Airport, offer an array of freight services to the customers of the air cargo supply chain.

Delhi Airport Cargo has an International Network of 67+ Destinations

Delhi Airport’s air cargo network has witnessed exponential growth in the last decade, thanks to the ever-growing network of the airport's connectivity, which has remained a key focus area not just in the passenger segment but also for cargo.

With the air connectivity network spread across more than 146+ destinations worldwide, Delhi Airport offers cargo customers the convenience of transporting goods to almost any part of the world. Delhi Airport has the advantage of being directly connected to most major destinations in the country.

With sufficient air freight capacities, all the airlines, including the freighter aircraft operating from Delhi Airport, offer an array of freight services to the customers of the air cargo supply chain.

Cargo Infrastructure

cargo

Excellent Cargo Handling infrastructure with two integrated Cargo Terminals

With a vision to make Delhi Airport the Cargo Gateway of India, two specialised Cargo Terminal Operators, namely M/s. Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd. (CDCTMIPL) and M/s. Delhi Cargo Service Centre (DCSC) were appointed in 2009-10 as concessionaires for operating and managing the cargo handling activities at the airport. CDCTMIPL has upgraded and modernised the existing cargo terminals while DCSC has developed a Greenfield terminal with modern facilities bringing the overall capacity of cargo terminals to 1.8 Million Metric Tonnes per annum, scalable to 2.5 Million Metric tonnes per annum.

Key Features

operational runways and freighter parking bays

4 operational runways and 12 freighter parking bays

cargo processing zone

165,000 sqm of Cargo Processing Zone

gdp certified pharma handling processes

GDP Certified Pharma Handling processes

on airport warehousing facility

50,000 sq.m. of on-airport warehousing facility

dedicated transhipment facility

Dedicated Transshipment facility at the Airside for fastest connectivity of air cargo transshipment

integrated cargo terminals

02 Integrated Cargo Terminals with a combined capacity of 1.8 Million Metric Tonnes per annum. Cargo Terminals managed by CDCTMIPL and DCSC

world class cargo

World-class Cargo City spread over an area of 23 Acres; in front of the Cargo Terminals – Coming soon

express cargo Indian postal mail couriers

1,50,000 Metric Tonnes per annum capacity Cold/Pharma Zone with temperature range of - 20°C to + 25°C

Cargo facility

Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt.Ltd. (CDCTMIPL)

Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt.Ltd. operates the brown field Cargo Terminal of Delhi Airport. The existing Cargo Terminal was revamped, expanded and modernized in the year 2011-12, thereby significantly enhancing the operational efficiency and performance standards.

CELEBI Aviation Holding is Turkey’s first privately-owned ground handling service Company with the presence across Turkey, India, Germany, Austria and Hungry and ranked amongst the strongest names in its sector. CELEBI is known for its panoply of products and services ranging from ground handling services, operations and management at seaport, aircraft security etc. and has received many awards and accolades for its commitment towards excellence in service quality. In India, CELEBI is operating at Delhi, Mumbai & Ahmedabad Airports.

Key Features
cool dolly

Dedicated Center for Temperature Sensitive Cargo with 72,000 MT annual capacity.

dedicated transhipment facility

Dedicated Centre for Temperature Sensitive Cargo

24x7

24 x 7 operations

5000sqm area import export

RA-3 Compliant Terminal with 100% CCTV coverage

gdp certified pharma handling processes

GDP Certified Pharma Logistics Centre with an annual capacity of 72,000 Metric Tonnes per annum

iata

IATA e-Freight Compliant Terminal with 100% EDI Messaging

transhipment cargo

State-of-art equipment, such as In-motion Count, Weight and Volume Analyzer (TLX Machine), E16P and E30 Battery operated Forklifts, R16 High Reach Trucks, L16AP Stackers, Hand Trans Pallets, etc.

on airport warehousing facility

20 Nos. of Elevated Hydraulic Workstations for loading of Unit Load Devices

dedicated truck docks equipped with air curtains to maintain the temperature of cargo

Pallet Container Handling System including Elevated Transfer Vehicles (ETV) with storage for various Built Unit Load Devices (ULD)

cargo processing zone

Hand-Held Terminals with Barcode Technology for Real-Time entries of Cargo movements

Automatized Weighing and Measuring Systems

Automated weighing and measuring systems for ULD

gdp certified pharma handling processes

Hydraulic Dock Levelers at Truck dock area

X Ray and Weighing Machines

20 Nos. X-ray Machines for ULD Scanning

integrated cargo management system

Integrated Cargo Management System for complete cargo tracking duly integrated with other entities like CHA, Customs, Airlines, Bank etc.

iata

TSA Compliant Desktop ETD

transhipment cargo

Self-service Kiosk in Public Transaction Lobbies for Customer facilitation

Cargo facility

Delhi Cargo Service Centre (DCSC)

Delhi Cargo Service Centre (DCSC) operates Cargo Terminal-2 of Delhi Airport. Delhi Cargo Service Centre established in India offers Air Cargo handling services, Cold Chain Logistics and Consultancy services. With its experience of over 17 years, DCSC provides a comprehensive one-stop solution meeting the full scope of cargo handling requirement for its clients.

DCSC is providing cargo handling services at other Indian Airports.

Key Features
cargo processing zone

48,500 sqm Cargo Processing Area

cool dolly

73,000 Metric Tonnes capacity Cold/Pharma Zone with Temp. Range -20°C to +25°C

hand held terminals

8,00,000 Metric Tonnes annum Cargo Handling Capacity

integrated cargo terminals

Domestic Cargo is handled from Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal (CUDCT)

dedicated truck docks equipped with air curtains to maintain the temperature of cargo

RA-3 Compliant Terminal with 100% CCTV coverage

iata

IATA e-Freight Compliant Terminal with 100% EDI Messaging

dedicated truck docks equipped with air curtains to maintain the temperature of cargo

State-of-art equipment, such as Battery operated Forklifts, High Reach Trucks, Stackers, Hand Trans Pallets, etc.

iata

TSA Compliant Desktop ETD

on airport warehousing facility

Pallet Container Handling System including Multi-level storage stations with storage for various Built Unit Load Devices (ULD)

integrated cargo management system

Hand-Held Terminals with barcode technology for Real-Time entries of Cargo movements

Automatized Weighing and Measuring Systems

Automated weighing and measuring systems for ULD

area 5000sqm import export

Hydraulic Dock Levelers at Truck dock area

Dedicated Transshipment Facility

Multi-level racking system having 2500 Euro pallet positions

integrated cargo management system

Integrated Cargo Management System for complete cargo tracking duly integrated with other entities like CHA, Customs, Airlines, Bank etc.

X Ray and Weighing Machines

X-ray Machines for ULD Scanning.

area 5000sqm import export

Self-service Kiosk in Public Transaction Lobbies for Customer facilitation

Cargo facility
Cargo facility
Cargo facility

India’s Largest On-Airport Warehousing Facility

As one of the strategic objectives to become a Cargo Hub Airport of the region, Delhi Airport has developed first of its kind On-Airport warehousing facility, namely Airport Cargo Logistics Centre 1 & 2 to improve the overall efficiency of air cargo supply chain. These airport cargo logistics centres have been leased out to various leading freight forwarders, e-commerce companies and other logistics players to facilitate their activities of consolidation and other value-added services, thereby making the air cargo supply chain more efficient. Going forward, there are plans to develop much larger state-of-the-art logistics facilities at Delhi Airport, in line with leading airports of the world, to further boost the air cargo growth.

ACLC II
Airport Cargo Logistics Centre (ACLC) at Delhi Airport is first of its kind non-bonded On-Airport facility in India. This facility is located just opposite to Cargo Terminals with proximity to Aerocity & National Highway-8. It was made operational in May 2018 and backs several leading Freight Forwarders and Logistics players by facilitating their activities of consolidation, value-added services, etc.
Looking at the successful operation of ACLC-2 improving Delhi Cargo supply chain significantly, ACLC-2B was constructed, opposite to Cargo Terminals. This facility was made operational in Nov’20 and offers numerous benefits to the Trade partners in promoting their cargo business.
To meet ever increasing customer needs, ACLC-III is now offering Bonded Warehousing facility. This brand new facility was made operational in Feb’23. Pushing the creative team further, ACLC III was build on a newer & improved concept of multi-level warehousing with centred docking area. Only 500 meters (~3 mins) away from the Cargo Terminal’s Gate No. 6 of IGI-Airport.

Key Features

5000sqm area import export

Spread over an area of 10 acres

cargo processing zone

165,000 sqm of Cargo Processing Zone

gdp certified pharma handling processes

GDP Certified Pharma Handling processes

on airport warehousing facility

50,000 sq.m. of on-airport warehousing facility

Dedicated Transshipment Facility

Dedicated Transshipment facility at the Airside for fastest connectivity of air cargo transshipment

integrated cargo terminals

02 Integrated Cargo Terminals with a combined capacity of 1.8 Million Metric Tonnes per annum. Cargo Terminals managed by CDCTMIPL and DCSC

world class cargo

World-class Cargo City spread over an area of 23 Acres; in front of the Cargo Terminals – Coming soon

express cargo indian postal mail couriers

1,50,000 Metric Tonnes per annum capacity Cold/Pharma Zone with temperature range of - 20°C to + 25°C

Cargo City

Cargo City

The airport is the vital point in a whole supply chain of air cargo logistics and having a Cargo City within the airport premises helps in improving the overall efficiency of this supply chain. Cargo City helps in anchoring Freight forwarders and other logistics players who form the second tier of stakeholders in overall air cargo supply chain are the key links between the Shippers and Airlines and airports.

The Cargo City infrastructure at Delhi Airport will house state of the art warehousing and logistics facilities spanning around 1,00,000 sqm area with seamless integration with the Cargo Terminals. With its proximity to the Cargo Terminals and main access road, the Cargo City will offer a great advantage to the Freight Forwarders and Logistics companies to fulfil their needs for interim warehousing, consolidation and value add activities; thus helping them significantly in enhancing the efficiency of their air cargo supply chain.

Cargo

Connecting Cargo within 2-4 hours

Delhi Airport has dedicated Terminal and Facilities to handle the International Express Cargo providing efficient services with customized solutions. With seamless operations and simplified procedures in place, the handling and processing of the Express cargo is performed in a couple of hours; fulfilling the needs of the customers.

Express Industry Council of India
EICI represents a cross-section of members drawn from international & domestic express companies. EICI manages the Common User Express Terminals at Delhi Airport and is also working jointly with the Indian Customs in developing a state-of-the-art Electronic Express Clearance System, which adds competitive advantage to India in Global Air Cargo industry.

Key Features

Facilities

Facilitate 24 x 7 Customs clearances of Courier export and import

Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

High-quality infrastructure including ULD handling equipment to ensure fast and safe movement

Offices for Regulatory Agencies

Adherence to regulatory compliances

FedEx Express invented express distribution and is the industry’s global leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories, connecting markets that comprises of more than 90% of the world’s gross domestic product within 1 ~ 3 business days. Through its facility at IGI Airport, FedEx offers a variety of time defined solutions to its customers.

Key Features

Facilities

Time-definite delivery

On Airport Warehousing Facility

Unrivalled customs clearance expertise

On Airport Warehousing Facility

FedEx international offers shipments with a money-back guarantee

Dedicated Transshipment Facility

Connecting with 650 Airports and 678 Aircrafts

Awards & Certifications

DIAL wins the Cargo Airport of the year - Region India award .

India Cargo Awards 2023

India Cargo Award 2023 : Best Cargo Airport - Infrastructure

Cold Chain Unbroken Token of Appreciation

Appreciation during cold chain unbroken - 2023

ACE Airport of the Year

Aviation Cargo Express (ACE) 2023 - Airport of the Year

Air Cargo

Recognition from the Air Cargo Agents Association of India - 2022

STAT Certificate

Air Cargo India 2022 - Cargo Airport of the year Region India

Award

India Cargo Awards North & East - Best Cargo Airport 2015

Award

International Cargo Airport of the Year(Region - India) STAT Times (2012)

Award

Emerging cargo Airport STAT Times (2010)

Award

Emerging cargo Airport STAT Times (2010)

Award

Emerging cargo Airport STAT Times (2010)

AEO Certificate

Authorized Economic Operator - LO Certificate

International Cargo Airport of the Year

Cargo Airport of the Year 2016

Certificate of adoption

International Cargo Airport of the Year Region-India 2012

International Cargo Airport of the Year

International Cargo Airport of the Year Region-India 2012

Career

Career

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Our Green Initiatives

Green Initiative

Several initiatives have been implemented at Cargo Terminal to save green, both in terms of operational and infrastructural activities.

At Airport level, Delhi Airport cargo is extremely conscious about Green initiatives and keeps implementing various initiatives to reduce carbon emission, particularly with respect to cargo handling processes. Our Cargo Terminal Operators (CTOs) have also been implementing several measures towards the green initiatives, such as the use of battery-operated handling equipment, use of green energy etc.

Paperless Operation

100% Paperless Operation

ACMEs

ACMEs (Air Cargo Message Exchange System)

Solar Power

Roof Top Solar Power System

iata

India's 1st eAWB 360 Compliant Airport by IATA (International Air Transport Association)

News &
Media

Air Suvidha

DIAL, Carico partner to implement VMS to enhance digital experience

Air Suvidha

Enhanced int’l trade, digital & physical infra will drive trade

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