Jet Airways has entered the record books with the highest uplift of cargo by an Indian carrier in a single flight to London.
The airline carried 45 tonnes on a flight from Mumbai to London operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, with cargo including perishables, engineering goods, garments, courier, leather goods and consolidated cargo.
Jet Airways Cargo senior vice president, Pradeep Kumar says: “Jet Airways operates B777-300’s on the India to United Kingdom route, which allow us to carry over 100 tonnes of cargo daily. The air cargo market between India and the United Kingdom is growing rapidly at over 14 per cent in the past three years, in sync with passenger loads on the sector.”
Cargo services have contributed to the development of agriculture and trade in India by enhancing farmer’s access to overseas markets, particularly for exotic, high-end fruit including kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, dragon fruit and mangos.
The airline’s pan-Indian network also provides access for farmers from the country’s North East, enabling them to export fresh produce directly from Guwahati to Dubai via Delhi as a transhipment hub to complete export formalities.