Bengaluru International Airport(BIA) has bagged the Airport of the Year award for cargo operations and trans-shipment facilities. The award was presented on July 19 in Chennai at the fifth edition of South East Cargo and Logistics Awards 2013.
BIA won the award for demonstrating strong year-on-year growth, operational and financial excellence, cargo performance and other initiatives. The airport handled one million metric tonnes of cargo in the past five years.
Its unique first-of-its-kind endeavours in the country include ‘Cargo Village’ and automated storage and retrieval system for loose cargo.
“This award is an outstanding recognition and evidence that a sustained commitment to service and efficiency always yield greater results. We hope to achieve our goal of becoming the South Indian Cargo Gateway to Global Economies,” said G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL.