Air India has agreed to reduce cargo rates on its flights from Visakhapatnam, a move that will be welcomed by cargo exporters at the city airport. There was a long-pending demand from exporters to reduce cargo rates at the Visakhapatnam airport to bring them on par with rates prevailing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad. SpiceJet is learnt to have expressed its readiness to start an exclusive cargo flight on the Chennai–Vizag– Kolkata sector, which could carry 20 tons of cargo on a daily basis, from mid-February.