After the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) restricted the operation of foreign ad hoc and pure chartered, non-scheduled freight services to just six airports, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, from October 1, 2020, air cargo movement via Cochin International Airport has been curtailed and export of mostly perishable items such as vegetables and fruits hit. Most of the cargo operations via Kochi were handled till now by foreign airlines, especially those from the Middle East as most of the export items were headed to markets in those countries. The bulk of the cargo comprised fruits and vegetables as well as seasonal items, as per a report.

POSTED BY    Exim News Service.