Thursday, September 17, 2020

Spicejet starts daily cargo services to NE, Air India weekly

Guwahati: In a bid to boost the growth of trade in the North Eastern markets and help Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, domestic carrier Air India and the country’s largest air cargo operator Spicejet launched dedicated cargo flights to the region yesterday. 
 Air India started its weekly (Wednesday) freighter services from Kolkata to North Eastern Airports. A dedicated freighter A-321 landed successfully at Imphal and Agartala Airport yesterday. This is a weekly service started by Air India for the North East Region, initially at Agartala and Imphal Airports. Air India also operates its services at other NE airports through passenger’s flight in cargo belly at Guwahati, Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Silchar, Lilabari and Tezpur airports. 
The consignments that landed at Imphal and Agartala airports yesterday were mainly consisting of Day Old Chicks, Ducklings, Fish seeds, Medical equipment kits etc. At Agartala Airport, the Air India flight brought 2500 kg of essential medical equipment for the state of Tripura and carried outgoing cargo consisting good load of fish through Imphal Airport. And at Imphal Airport the items delivered mainly included Fish, Day old Chicks and Medical kits.
“With the support of our farm fraternity the consignment was delivered at these destinations and dedication of airline staff paying special attention while loading of the cargo is laudable. Our cargo terminals at Agartala, Imphal, Silchar, Guwhati and Dibrugarh Airports are operational and ready to provide full services in the region with the help of AAI Cargo Logistic and Allied Services Ltd. (AAICLAS, the cargo wing of AAI),” said JT Radhakrishna, officiating Regional Executive Director, AAI North East Region. Meanwhile, Spicejet launched 14 new cargo flights to and from the region using its Bombardier Q400 freighters yesterday. The dedicated cargo flights will help transport fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, perishables, fish seeds, fresh fish, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, express cargo and other general cargo, besides improving logistics and connectivity. 
 17/09/20 UNI
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