Emirates: 105,000 tonnes to Kerala’s capital
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.