India’s SpiceXpress launches domestic freighter routes

Yesterday marked the launch of new narrowbody domestic freighter service for SpiceXpress, the cargo division of Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet. According to an announcement from the company, the daily service will operate between Chennai Airport (MAA), Hyderabad (HYD), Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM) and Bangalore (BLR). SpiceXpress operates two 737-700 converted freighters and has plans to […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

Last-mile tech startup FarEye looks to Americas for expansion

India-based logistics technology startup FarEye, announced yesterday that it plans to grow its presence in the United States by opening a Chicago office and building out its team of local experts to serve the U.S. market. For starters, the company appointed Larry Klimczyk as president of the Americas region. The company’s CTO, Gaurav Srivastava, will also be relocating to Chicago.   Best known for its end-to-end […]

Freightos expands reach by acquiring India-based e-booking company

Hong Kong-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freightos has acquired Air Freight Bazaar India – an electronic freight booking service – in a move to expand the reach of its platform, WebCargo, into the Southeast Asian market.  “Our initial focus in India will be on further automation for local airfreight forwarders and collaborating [with Bazaar] on dynamic […]

Supply chain disruptions ensue following India-Pakistan airspace dispute

Flights at Lahore Airport (LHE) and a string of smaller regional Pakistan-based airports are in operation again today after being suspended for about three days, starting last Wednesday, due to elevated military tensions between India and Pakistan that caused government officials to close Pakistan’s airspace. Trans-Eurasian cargo carriers that stop in Pakistan – including Air […]

India releases first-ever air cargo policy

This morning, India released its new air cargo policy – the first air cargo-specific policy for the country –at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai. “We are trying to make a policy for air cargo so that the aviation market can grow, which, in turn, will boost the trade and economy of the country,” said […]

Saudia Airlines Cargo launches route to India

Saudia Airlines Cargo said it is “aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services” to India with new passenger services to Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar southwestern coast of India. The carrier offers 60 tonnes of capacity per week in the bellies of its A330 aircraft: four flights from King […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer shows continued robust growth in Asian economies

Today, DHL released its forecasts for trade growth in Asia, which indicate continued robust economic expansion, especially in India, which improved four points on DHL’s trade barometer from the last quarter in June to a score of 83. DHL premiered its predictive growth tool, the “DHL Global Trade Barometer,” in January, which utilizes artificial intelligence […]

DHL, U.N. prep for natural disasters’ effects on Indian airports

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – the network within the U.N. that focuses on social issues, such as poverty and human rights – are ramping up efforts to prepare for natural disasters in India as they affect the flow of goods through the nation’s airports. This week, officials from […]

After deal with U.A.E., Delta to re-launch U.S. flights to Mumbai

Today, Delta Airlines released plans to re-launch its nonstop routes between the United States and Mumbai, following a gap period in which the carrier withdrew its flights to the region, when Delta says it was “forced to exit the market after subsidized state-owned airlines made service economically unviable.” This news follows an agreement made earlier […]

Ukraine International obtains GSSA in foray into Indian market

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has retained the services of ECS Globe Air Cargo India as its new general sales and service agent (GSSA) in a foray into the Indian cargo market. UIA has been working with ECS’ Indian branch since May 1, when the airline launched three direct flights per week between Kiev Boryspil Airport […]

After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights. While the route’s added passenger connectivity has garnered much attention, KLM’s choice of a 787-9 widebody aircraft on the route has cargo implications as well, with belly capacity of more than 6 […]
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