Delhi cargo terminal inferno

A FIRE broke out in a cargo terminal at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (India) on 5 January, destroying the offices of several airlines.

Luckily no casualties were reported.

“It was in a non-operational area, where there were only airline offices,” a spokesman from the airport remarked. However, “not a single box of cargo was damaged. Management of the terminal had been outsourced to [cargo service provider] Celebi and we are waiting for a detailed report.”

In related news, Delhi Airport is likely to raise tariffs by 340 per cent across two years, starting 1 April this year. These charges are applied for aircraft landing and parking, ground safety and handling services for passengers and cargo and fuel supply for aircraft.

New Delhi Airport ranked 36th in Airports Council International’s global airport cargo volume 2010 report. The airport processed 594,452 metric tonnes of freight, up 25.6 per cent from the year before.

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