GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is working round the clock in close coordination with the customs, ground handlers, forwarders, customs house agents (CHAs), regulators, state police, and cargo trade associations to keep rolling the critical chain of essential supplies.
Currently, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo is witnessing over 100 tonnes of export and import cargo daily, out of which more than 70% is pharma and other essential products. Every week, it is handling some 11 key scheduled freighters of Cathay Pacific Cargo, Turkish Cargo, Qatar Cargo, Lufthansa Cargo, SpiceXpress (domestic and international) and Blue Dart along with some special cargo charters connecting Hyderabad with all major international destinations in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Far East.
The import cargo is catering mainly to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha for vital supplies.
Around 40-50 bonded, temp-controlled and general cargo trucks are also coming to the airport for consignment delivery and lift-off daily.
To ensure the safety of its personnel, the airport is ensuring the labour intensive area of cargo is fully sanitised round the clock.
Any changeover of the crew of any of the freighter flight is taken care from the main passenger terminal building in close coordination with the bare necessary staffing of GMR terminal operations, immigrations, customs, ground handlers and air side operations team.
All crew members are properly screened with the help of Airport Health Officer (APHO) and then allowed to exit the airport building.