Nine global freight carriers shipped 181 tons of Pomegranates to 12 overseas destinations from Kemegowda internatational airport (KIA) on Bengaluru ‘s northern outskirts from April to August.
"By shipping 181 tons (180,745 kg) of Pomegranates from April to August to 12 overseas destinations in nine cargo flights, KIA emerged as the leading airport for the fruit from India," said the operator in a statement here. KIA is the third busiest airport in the country after New Delhi and Mumbai.
According to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) of the Union Commerce Ministry, the city airport accounted for 99 per cent of the export of pomegranates from Karnataka.
"The fruit was exported to 12 countries by nine freight carriers - Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines," said the statement.