Emi­rates: 105,000 tonnes to Ker­ala’s cap­i­tal

Cargo Talk - - Aircargo -

Emi­rates marked 10 years of op­er­a­tions in Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram, the cap­i­tal city of Ker­ala. It has emerged as an im­por­tant pas­sen­ger and cargo desti­na­tion for the air­line. Since the start of its op­er­a­tions, Emi­rates car­ried over two mil­lion pas­sen­gers on the route and moved up to 105,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Thiru­vanan­tha­pu­ram.

Emi­rates’ Boe­ing 777 freighter air­craft is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing 103 tonnes of cargo, with its main deck be­ing the widest of any air­craft, en­abling it to up­lift out­sized cargo.

Quik­jet Cargo has launched its new freighter ser­vice that be­gins in Ben­galuru and is con­nected to Delhi, Chen­nai and Hyderabad with four daily flights. In its se­cond phase, the Quik­jet route will be ex­panded to con­nect to Mum­bai and Kolkata.

So far a 737-400F is in ser­vice, but when the two lat­ter des­ti­na­tions are added, it is spec­u­lated that an ad­di­tional air­craft will be needed. The air­line ar­rived at Kem­pe­gowda In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Ben­galuru (KIAB) in Fe­bru­ary 2016. The air­line has de­cided to take up this op­por­tu­nity be­cause they have al­ready sold their air­craft space to Mum­bai-based Sovika Avi­a­tion. “We will take one more Boe­ing plane by April, tak­ing the to­tal fleet size to two,” said Preetham Philip, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Quik­jet Air­lines.

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