Airport update 28 June 2011

  • CARGO facilities at Miami International Airport are rapidly expanding with two projects: a 37,000 square metre warehouse for Centurion Air Cargo and 27,900 square metre mechanised cargo centre for American Airlines. The projects will lift the airport’s total cargo space to about 325,000 square metres. It handled 1.8 million metric tonnes of cargo in 2010.
  • INDIA’S Airport’s Authority has agreed to allow Mangalore Airport to establish a cargo centre. The centre will be housed in the currently unused old terminal. Work will start immediately to make the necessary alterations to the terminal and is expected to be finished within three to four months.
  • THE number of cargo flights to Toronto-Hamilton International Airport increased 14 per cent last year, slightly higher than the North American average of 11 per cent. The airport is currently planning to build a 5600 square metre cargo facility to handle 500,000 tonnes a year by 2020.
  • THAILAND’S Phuket Airport is to receive a THB5.8 billion (US$180 million) renovation, which will include a new cargo building.


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