Delhi’s IGI airport sets new record! Handles 1 million metric tonnes of cargo in a year


In a record, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport for the first time handled over ‘one million metric tonnes’ (1 mmt) of cargo in one year, between November 2017 and October 2018. An airport operator was quoted in a TOI report saying that the Delhi airport also handled the highest ever monthly cargo tonnage in the month of October.

The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region (NCR) in Delhi. The airport is spread over an area of 5,106 acres and is situated in Palam, 15 km south-west of New Delhi Railway Station.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) claimed that this feat places the airport, which handles 29% of the country’s cargo, in the 28th position globally. In October, he Delhi IGI airport handled a monthly cargo of 1,00,091 MT which was the highest ever in a month.  Read More

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