SpiceJet plans to triple 737 NG freighter fleet, build hub in Northeast India

India-based SpiceJet is challenging the conventional wisdom that freighters don’t make sense in the fleet of a low-cost carrier. The airline plans to grow its freighter fleet to six 737 NGs over the next twelve months – up significantly from the two freighters in SpiceXpress livery that exist today, according to a statement in SpiceJet’s […]

Blue Dart expands network as industry preps for Indian e-commerce boom

Reflecting rising optimism in India as a burgeoning e-commerce market, and subsequent investment into the country’s logistics, air cargo, and e-commerce markets, Deutsche Post-DHL Group’s Blue Dart is pursuing a major expansion plan to expand its logistics network to connect every home in India. Blue Dart is the leading third-party logistics provider in India and […]

SpiceJet adds maiden 737 NG freighter, more on the way

Today, India-based low-cost carrier SpiceJet took redelivery of its maiden freighter, a Bedek Aviation Group-converted 737-700BDSF (29042, ex-Xiamen Airlines), to support the launch of a newly created cargo subsidiary, SpiceXpress. The aircraft, on-lease from Spectre Cargo, is the first of four Spectre-leased 737 NG freighters SpiceXpress plans to put into service over the next few […]

Walmart to acquire Indian e-commerce giant in largest such deal on record

Globally, there exist just a few e-commerce companies that could fetch more than the estimated $16 billion Walmart yesterday announced it will be paying for a 77% stake in India’s leading homegrown player, Flipkart. Pending customary regulatory approval, the acquisition could upend efforts by giants like Alibaba and Amazon to expand their presence in the […]

Regulatory simplification in India leads DHL to €250 million investment

When Narendra Modi took power as Prime Minister of India in 2014, it was on the promise of a boost to the economic wellbeing of all Indians through a program he called “Make in India.” In brief, his plan was to create jobs in twenty-five sectors of the economy through an initiative to encourage both […]

CFA 2016: Challenges and opportunities for Indian airfreight [VIDEO]

  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 19, 2016
  • News
HONG KONG- Attendees hit the ground running at today’s commencement of the fifth annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium, held in Hong Kong. Participants enjoyed both informative panel discussions, as well as ample opportunities to connect with the industry’s best and brightest. The conference began with an exploration into the opportunities and challenges facing India’s air […]

Quikjet launches Indian domestic freighter service

It has been a long time coming, but India-based all-cargo carrier Quikjet finally launched service, offering overnight flights connecting Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad with its single 737-400 freighter. Quikjet was formed as a startup in 2007, backed by various Indian investors, including the Tata Group. In 2012, Switzerland-based Farnair acquired a 36% stake in […]

Will Indian air cargo finally get off the ground?

Spicejet is about to launch freighter operations… sort of. The India-based low-cost carrier said that, as part of an increased focus on cargo, it would put one or two of its passenger Q400s into overnight all-cargo service. The carrier’s cargo boss Manjiv Singh was quoted in The Financial Express as saying “The aircraft that will […]
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