IAG Cargo begins 787 flights to Delhi

The London-to-Delhi service announced in July by IAG Cargo has begun this week, using British Airways-operated 787-9 aircraft. Each flight has up to 22 tonnes of cargo capacity, which IAG said it hopes to fill with high-value cool-chain products from India’s growing pharmaceutical sector. IAG Cargo can now offer customers a weekly lift of up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

SpiceJet to add domestic cargo service

Low-cost carrier Spice Jet plans to add domestic cargo service to its portfolio to keep up with India’s growing demand for e-commerce, according to a report by the Business Standard of India. The carrier has yet to decide which aircraft it will use, but it currently operates a mix of 737s, Bombardier Q-400s and A319 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 29, 2015

Centrolene launches forwarder network

Centrolene Network, a membership-based organization, has introduced its network, allowing freight forwarders to go from being local to global. The network is built around a technology platform called the Centrolene C-Suite, which includes the C-Tower which allows forwarder’s customers to access alerts, analytics and reports they need to manage their supply chains; the C-Link, a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

Cochin becomes India’s first solar airport

Cochin International Airport, located in southwest India, is producing 50,000 to 60,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per day with its solar power plant, which makes it the first airport in the world to completely operate on solar power. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 12 MWp (megawatts peak) plant Aug. 18, declaring the airport “power […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 27, 2015

Narrowbodies: 757 hits bulls-eye for Blue Dart

India is a subcontinent full of immense potential, yet it is plagued with disorganization and false starts. The recent decision by Jet Airways to postpone the launch of main-deck operations with a freighter leased from Etihad is only the latest example of India’s cargo setbacks. But Chennai-based Blue Dart Aviation Ltd., the country’s first domestic […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 9, 2015

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freight industry. The magazine was acquired […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • May 20, 2015

Will India start a new domestic cargo network?

India’s state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has said it is considering making “minor modifications” to several airports around the country to develop a domestic cargo network. In a report from The Economic Times in India, AAI Chairman RK Srivastava was quoted as saying the agency had an objective “to create the basic infrastructure at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2015

Indian airfreight to soar through 2018

At its present compounded annual rate of growth – 5.5 percent – cargo demand in India is expected to boost the airfreight market to 2.8 million tonnes by 2018, according to a recent report by market research analysts at Frost & Sullivan. Most of this growth, however, will benefit foreign-owned, rather than domestic, carriers. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 25, 2015

Saudia Cargo names ECS as GSSA in India

Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. appointed ECS Globe Air Cargo India Pvt. Ltd as its sole General Sales and Services Agent in India effective Sept. 16. “We are pleased to announce that ECS Globe Air Cargo has been appointed as our Exclusive General Sales and Services Agent (EGSSA) in India,” said Keku Gazder, Regional Director of Indian Sub-Continent for […]
  • September 24, 2014

Menzies opens pharma cold zone in Bangalore

Menzies Aviation Bobba, operating a cargo terminal at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, India, opened a Pharma Cold Zone for the handling of pharmaceuticals. Bangalore is emerging as an important pharmaceutical hub in South India. To support the demands of the growing local industry, Pharma Cold Zone will offer a temperature-controlled facility. “With the new […]
  • August 25, 2014

India identifies 24 airports as air cargo terminals

India identified 24 airports for development as domestic air cargo terminals. Shri Ashok Lavasa, India’s secretary for civil aviation, gave direction for drawing plans to develop domestic cargo terminals throughout the country. Lavasa said this will be part of the development of a national logistics network for faster movement of goods. This is a continuation […]
  • June 12, 2014

Indian carriers to need almost 1,300 new planes

Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at US$190 billion (136.4 billion euros) between now and 2032 to satisfy surging annual demand, according to Airbus’ market forecast. Of the requirement for 1,290 new aircraft, some 73 percent will be for growth and 27 percent for replacement. The new passenger aircraft include 913 single […]
  • March 18, 2014

IAG Cargo to increase capacity on Indian routes

IAG Cargo’s services between London Heathrow and the Indian trade hubs of Hyderabad and Chennai will be serviced by the B787 starting March 31 in Hyderabad and in October in Chennai. IAG Cargo has introduced the B787 to help support the booming Indian pharma industry. The aircraft will offer an increase in capacity from the […]
  • March 17, 2014

Info sharing needed when transporting pharma

The need for information sharing in order to manage pharma and life science shipments throughout their transportation was one of the key conclusions of the Pharma Shippers’ Forum at Air Cargo India in Mumbai. The gathering of 40 pharma shippers, together with representatives of logistics service providers, cargo handlers, airports, airlines and regulators, uncovered problems […]
  • February 7, 2014
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