IndiGo CarGo Starts Operations With First Delhi-Mumbai Cargo Flight, Infra News, ET Infra

The low-cost carrier and the country’s largest airline by number of planes – IndiGo – has started operations of its first A321 cargo plane between Delhi and Mumbai.

Cargo plane services began on November 15.

The airline said the plane, converted from a passenger jet to an all-cargo configuration, would be used for general cargo on the inaugural Delhi-Mumbai flight, while carrying general cargo and e-commerce – CarGo – on the return journey.

The inaugural flights would carry a payload of more than 20 tonnes on each leg, he added.

IndiGo welcomed its first 321F aircraft last month.

This aircraft, and the next one due to arrive later this year, will also be deployed on international routes, the low-cost carrier said.

Mahesh Malik, Commercial Director of CarGo, IndiGo, said, “We are thrilled to launch a new chapter in IndiGo’s journey with the inaugural CarGo flights. Delhi and Mumbai are the two largest shopping centers in the country and the response we have received from our customers for our service offering is very encouraging. We expect business to grow over the coming months as we expand our cargo fleet and add new destinations to our CarGo network. »

The airline said the A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter conversion) is the most efficient narrow-body freighter available, offering 24 container positions and carrying a payload of up to 27 tonnes.

The planes are being converted as part of a program involving ST Engineering and Airbus with their joint venture, Elbe FlugzeugWerke (EFW), he said.

IndiGo said it leased the plane with funds managed by Castlelake Aviation Holdings (Ireland), which is part of a global alternative investment firm with 17 years’ experience in financing and managing aviation assets.

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