AISATS Expands Air Cargo Handling Footprint to Ranchi Airport

AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited (TATA Group entity), and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia.

Ranchi, 06 February, 2024: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt Ltd (AISATS) announced that it has started domestic cargo handling services at Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi as the airport’s official Operator & Management (O&M) service provider. Partnering with AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Ltd. (AAICLAS), AISATS Ranchi Cargo Services Private Limited will provide world-class domestic cargo handling services to ensure that Ranchi Airport’s cargo throughput is ready to take off to new heights of service excellence.


With its expertise in air cargo handling and logistics, AISATS is focused on levelling up the infrastructure at Ranchi Airport to enable faster freight movements and improve air cargo connectivity for the state of Jharkhand. As the official Regulated Agent (RA) at Ranchi Airport, AISATS will ensure that all cargo is robustly screened, labelled and dispatched as per global best practices. AISATS is committed towards providing efficient and seamless solutions to airlines for all their cargo handling, processing and warehousing needs at Ranchi. This includes the capability to handle various types of cargo be it pharmaceuticals, perishables or machinery.


Commenting on the start of services at Ranchi Airport, Sanjay Gupta, CEO of AISATS, said, “We are excited to bring our unparalleled air cargo services to Jharkhand and our team at Ranchi is committed to make the city a lucrative focal point for the region’s air cargo needs. AISATS is delighted to partner with AAICLAS as its trusted O&M service provider at Ranchi Airport for this service. We believe that Ranchi Airport is going to play a significant role in transporting India’s cargo from regional industrial clusters and their distribution points to domestic and international marketing across the world, and AISATS is thrilled to be part of that journey.”


“India has become one of the world’s fastest-growing express delivery sectors, with air transport playing a substantial role. The Indian air freight market is expected to reach $17.22 billion by 2028, boasting a 5.65% CAGR. To keep up with the growth and serve the rising demand of express delivery sector, AISATS is expanding its operations to key regional locations as well” he added.


AISATS has been India’s premier ground and cargo handling company since its inception in 2010. It is on track to build India’s first Multi-Modal Cargo Hub (MMCH) at the upcoming Noida International Airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh. The MMCH is expected to go live in the third quarter of 2024. AISATS is also building a Cargo Logistics Park at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. As a 50:50 joint venture between Air India and Singapore-based SATS Ltd., AISATS has consistently demonstrated exceptional cargo handling capabilities at its 6 stations by introducing innovative and tech-driven cargo solutions that provide speed, traceability and certainty to its customers across its network.  


About Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd (AISATS)

AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited (TATA Group entity), and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia.  As part of the Indian Government's initiative to upgrade its airports to world-class facilities and attract more airlines to fly into India, AISATS was formed with the vision to provide world-class airport services in ground and cargo handling that exceed customers’ expectations.

Since the start of its operations in 2008, AISATS has provided hassle-free and comprehensive solutions to its customer airlines in international airports at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Ranchi and Trivandrum. Currently employing over 12,000 staff, AISATS offers end-to-end ground handling services such as passenger and baggage handling, ramp handling, aircraft interior cleaning, load control and flight operations, and cargo handling services for general, perishable, transshipment, express courier and special cargo.

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