Sunday, February 14, 2021

Cargo operations start at Vijayawada airport

Vijayawada: Spice Express launched cargo flight services from Vijayawada International Airport on Saturday.

A dedicated cargo carrier aircraft, Boeing 786-800, with a capacity of 20 metric tonnes landed in the city on Saturday morning. Fire brigades welcomed the aircraft with a water salute.

Airport director Madhusudan Rao said cargo service will be beneficial to the farming and agro-processing industries across Krishna, Guntur and West Godavari districts. “Food processing industries and other producers of perishable goods are waiting for the launch of regular cargo service. Spice Express has launched a dedicated cargo service from the city which will be operated thrice a week. We are expecting good response from aqua exporters and shrimp seed farms. This service can help reach cargo to major cities in the shortest possible time. The dedicated flight can handle large packages.”

Rama Rao, head of Shreepa Logistics, a private firm handling cargo services from Vijayawada, said, “Initial response for the service is good. Many vegetable, dairy and seafood exporters are willing to utilise the service and spread their market.”

14/02/21 Venu Lanka/Times of India

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