During the period 1978-79, Government of India took a policy decision that Air Cargo Complexes should be set up at suitable locations in the country, other than metro airports, by the concerned State Governments. These complexes were intended to bring all Export/Import activities under one roof. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram was identified as a suitable location and the Government of Kerala nominated Kerala State Industrial Enterprises Ltd. as the Operating Agency for setting up Air Cargo Complex attached with Trivandrum Airport.


Export operations from Trivandrum commenced in 1979. A full fledged Air Cargo terminal was established by KSIE at Shanghumugham from where full fledged Import/Export activities commenced from July 1984 onwards. The Commissioner of Customs had appointed KSIE as the Custodian of all Import/ Export goods landed at Trivandrum Airport in accordance with the provisions of chapter viii of the Customs Act, 1962.


In the year 1991 Trivandrum Airport was declared as an International Airport and the Air Cargo Operation was with the Airports Authority of India for nearly 2 years. In 1993 the custodianship of the cargo complex was again entrusted with KSIE.


KSIE had carried out two major expansion projects at TACT. It has also obtained quality certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per IS:ISO 9001-2000 standards, as early in the year 2003. TACT is the major center for export of perishables from South India. Nearly 75 MT per day of vegetables, fruits and other perishables like meat, fish, flowers etc. are exported from TACT. Spices, handicrafts, textiles etc. are also uplifted. As regards Import, TACT has now capacity to handle upto 75MT of Import cargo per day on an average.


International flights from Trivandrum Airport stands shifted to new Aiport Terminal commissioned by the AAI with effect from 01.03.2011. Along with this, KSIE has created necessary infrastructural facilities near the new Airport terminal at Chackai to carry out export operations smoothly. AAI had leased out around 4000 sqm. land to KSIE for this purpose. This arrangement will continue for the time being until the dream project of KSIE to construct a new cargo terminal of international standard in 10 to 15 acres of land to be allotted to KSIE by the Government of Kerala.


Customer friendly service provided by the company at TACT at competitive rates is one of the major attractions for importers and exporters to opt for TACT for their business purpose.


Facilities of Trivandrum Air Cargo Terminal (TACT)


§ Fully computerized Air Cargo Operations
§ Large godown to keep the Export/Import Cargo
§ Fork lifts/Trolleys to handle the Cargo
§ Cooling chambers for perishables
§ X-ray unit for the easy and speedy cargo processing to the Exporters/Airlines
§ Weigh Bridge facility
§ Office facilities to Government agencies/Airlines
§ Web based cargo tracking system.



Tariff at TACT


We provide customer friendly service at competitive rates.





TACT Tariff (Notification)



(1) Admission Ticket Charges : 10.00/- per ticket

(2) Photo Identity Card Charges : 25.00/- per card




Communication Address:


Deputy General Manager (DGM)

Trivandrum Air Cargo Terminal

Sanghumugham, Trivandrum Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Pin: 695 008

Phone 0471 2501016, 0471 2501031

Fax: 0471 2504870

Email: tact.ksie@gmail.com