Hubballi Domestic Airport is ready to house North Ka mate ka's first dedicated domestic air cargo terminal, that would be expected to start functioning from February 2021. The Airports Authority of India - Cargo Logistics &Allied Services Company Ltd, has given in-principle approval for conversion of the old passenger terminal into the cargo handling section.
Hubballi Airport Director Pramod Kumar Thakre has stated that the upcoming cargo terminal shall have secured storage space for both inbound and outbound cargo, a dedicated room for valuables and dangerous goods, along with provision for commercial space that can be utilised by airlines, major freight forwarders/logistics players like postal authorities and e-commerce players. The 700 square metre cargo terminal shall have annual cargo holding capacity 15,000 MT, he said.
Industries and progressive farmers of the region are hopeful that the commencement of the cargo terminal will boost the economy of North Karnataka.