Bangalore International Airport (BIAL), India has signed air cargo services deal with Menzies Aviation. As a part of the new deal, Menzies will be the sole provider of domestic cargo operations at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR Airport), while also providing international cargo services for a period of 15 years.

Operating as Menzies Aviation (Bengaluru) Private Limited (MABPL), it will be responsible for handling international exports/imports at an existing on-site cargo facility that has the capacity to handle 210,000 tonnes. MABPL is planning to increase the capacity by 40,000 tonnes in a phased manner by the end of this decade.

Charles Wyley, executive vice-president Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies Aviation, said: “This long-term agreement with BIAL significantly expands our cargo operations at this strategically important transport hub, which represents the gateway to South and Central India. This partnership comes at an exciting time for the development of the Indian aviation market and BIAL continues to invest in its state-of-the-art facilities.”