An assessment of Indian Air Cargo Industry
The Air Cargo industry in the Indian market has seen
unprecedented growth in the last decade. This significant
growth over the last few years is expected to continue over
the next decade. This makes it an interesting industry to study.
We have studied the industry in terms of all secondary data
available and also talked with industry experts. This is a report
we present from this study.
Presented by : IMRS Advisory Pvt Ltd.
A study of Indian Air Cargo Industry, September, 2008
1. Executive Summary
This paper presents an assessment of total Weight & Value estimates of the Indian cargo
industry and share of key market players in the market for the year 2007-08.
Findings presented in the paper have been derived by means of a comprehensive research
conducted covering both secondary as well as primary sources in the spheres of Domestic
freight, International freight and freight forwarders & agents. Both segments of Indian air
cargo industry in India, Domestic Cargo & International Cargo have been covered.
Domestic air freight market in India was at 568 metric tons in 2007-08 amounting to a total of
20,149 Mln INR. The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 12.9% in next 5 years and reach a
figure of 1043 metric tons by 2012-13. At current realization level, this will amount to 36,986
Mln INR by 2012-13.
Key players in the Domestic sector are Jet Airways (38% market share), Indian Airlines (27%
market share) and Blue Dart (17% market share). Jet Airways also leads in value share at 38%,
followed by Blue Dart at 26% and Indian airlines at 22%. Mumbai and Delhi are the busiest
ports with Mumbai – Delhi being the most important sector.
The International air freight market in India was at 1146 metric tons of which about 55 metric
tons gets into interline movement within India. It is estimated that the growth in the
international sector will continue in