Aviation: Govt mulls commencing air cargo services to tap potential

New Delhi, September 24, 2018: Earlier this month, Jayant Sinha had reportedly stated that various areas, including the nature of demand, supply and cargo capabilities of other countries, would be looked at while preparing the country’s policy on air cargo.

Notably, domestic firm SpiceJet has launched dedicated air cargo services this month to boost revenue and expand its footprint beyond commercial passenger operations according to reports published in zeebiz.com

The low-cost domestic airline would have a separate air cargo fleet comprising Boeing 737 planes, besides planning to add the first four aircraft by the 2019 fiscal year.

The airline has reportedly stated that the air cargo traffic in India is expected to grow by 60 percent in the next five years.

The new planes were expected to increase SpiceJet’s cargo capacity to as much as 900 tonnes per day by FY2019 from 500 tonnes per day at present, the company statement said.

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