The first A321 Freighter aircraft converted from a passenger jet to a full freighter configuration, has been delivered to IndiGo Airlines building on the recent success of the CarGo business. Utilizing the same pool of pilots and engineers that fly and maintain IndiGo’s present fleet, the project will make the most of the natural synergies it offers. Using the aircraft for both domestic and international missions, valuables, express shipments, perishables, general goods, documents, and couriers will all be transported.
Mr. Mahesh Malik, Chief Commercial Officer-CarGo, IndiGo said: “We are pleased to receive our first A321 freighter aircraft in the 6E fleet. CarGo has always been a success story for us especially highlighted during the pandemic. The CarGo business brought in revenues when the scheduled commercial flights were at a standstill. Our partnership with the Airbus for Freighter programme will further help strengthen our business in the CarGo segment and act as a strong engine of economic growth for the country. We remain optimistic on the future of Indian aviation, clearly, and the place of CarGo within it – and the expansion into a true freighter fleet is a testament of this confidence.”
Through a cooperative project between ST Engineering and Airbus, Elbe FlugzeugWerke, these are being transformed (EFW). Utilizing our present large pool of A320 family pilots, the aircraft is uniquely capable for IndiGo and able to serve markets between China in the east and the Gulf in the west, not to mention the CIS republics to the north.
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