Quickjet Airlines first cargo flight is scheduled to take off for Bengaluru at 1.20 am tomorrow from the Indira Gandhi International airport here, an airline spokesperson said.
Quickjet Airlines, which is majorly owned by Dublin-based ASL Aviation is all set to launch its freighter services in the country with its maiden cargo flight to Bengaluru from here tomorrow.
Quickjet Airlines first cargo flight is scheduled to take off for Bengaluru at 1.20 am tomorrow from the Indira Gandhi International airport, an airline spokesperson said.
The airline said it has deployed a 21.2 tonne capacity B737-400SF jet freighter for operations in India.
Quickjet would initially connect Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, offering four daily flights and operating overnight to link Delhi with Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in the first phase.
In the second phase, it will connect Mumbai and Kolkata as the airline seeks to cover all major metro hubs, a release said.
ASL Aviation Group holds 78 per cent stake in the Bengaluru-based QuickJet, which was granted air operator permit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation early this month.
"Quikjet will now offer a neutral cargo service and as it grows and aims to serve multiple customers, airlines, business and industry to help enable growth. In turn, this will benefit the Indian economy and this benefit will be felt more and more as Quikjet expands its operations in the months and years ahead," Hugh Flynn, Chief Executive of ASL Aviation Group said.
The airline is launching the freighter services for Mumbai based airport-to-airport logistics services provider Sovika Aviation, the release said adding that the services will also be available for domestic and international cargo charters.
"The launch of the B737 freighter service is also the launch of a much-needed new era in the Indian air cargo industry. We are significantly improving air cargo capacity.
Our newly introduced connectivity with Sovika will provide a key advantage to the booming e- commerce industry," Quickjet Airlines' Chief Executive Preetham Phillip said.
ASL Aviation Group is a global aviation services provider, having operations across six continents with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, the release said.
Quickjet will offer airport-to-airport freighter capacity with a premium overnight network specifically designed to best serve the requirements of the express cargo, e-commerce and motor industries, it said.