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Record number of mangoes handled at Bengaluru Kempegowda


Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is reporting that it handled a record number of mangoes this year.

Indeed, it is says that it has set a new benchmark after “a remarkable surge in mango exports” this mango season led to it handling 6,84,648 kilos of the fruit – a 124% rise on last year.

Furthermore, this season’s exports saw an impressive 86% increase in the number of pieces, with approximately 17 lakh pieces of mangoes being exported.

Particularly noteworthy, says the airport, is the thriving export of mangoes to the United States this year, where prominent metropolitan regions such as Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, and San Francisco have played a pivotal role in fostering this growth.

Satyaki Raghunath, chief strategy and development officer at Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), enthused: “BLR has emerged as a driving force in facilitating perishable exports from India.

“With substantial volume shares across Indian airports, we take pride in our role in enhancing the global reach of South India’s mangoes.

“Our unwavering commitment to streamlined cool-port export operations underscores BLR’s significance as a premier gateway connecting the world to the rich produce of our region.”

As BLR continues to strengthen its cargo operations, it notes that it remains dedicated to its vital role as a bridge between Indian producers and global markets.

“This commitment significantly contributes to the growth of India’s agricultural and export sectors, fostering economic resilience and expanding the nation’s global presence,” says BIAL.

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