Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Domestic air freight services begin in NE

Guwahati: Domestic air freight services started in the northeast after a cargo aircraft operated by Spicejet landed at the Aizawl airport from Kolkata on Tuesday.

Regional executive director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Sanjeev Jindal, said, “The services were started in the region under the Krishi-Udan scheme and it is aimed to benefit the local farmers and villagers, whose products have higher value outside. The objective is to ensure that they are paid according to the demand services,” Jindal said, as Spicejet’s freighter Q400 arrived from Kolkata bringing 5,800 kg air cargo.

The weekly cargo service will be available from Lengpui airport in Aizawl to Kolkata and to other cities in the northeast, depending on the potentiality of air cargo in the area. The services of Spicejet’s dedicated freighters are available at Lengpui Airport and Guwahati Airport, connecting Kolkata.

The previous freight in the region, again from Spicejet, started operations internationally from LGBI Airport, Guwahati, to Hong Kong on January 26, 2019. Customs, EDI and plant quarantine services are also available at Guwahati airport. This opened up a new horizon when fruits and veggies, sourced from local areas and adjacent districts of Assam were commercially supplied abroad.
25/08/20 Kangkan Kalita/Times of India

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