Friday, May 19, 2006

Indian Airlines to expand cargo business

New Delhi: Indian Airlines proposed to convert five of its aircrafts to freighter aircrafts. This information was given to the Parliament today, by the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel.
Indian Airlines proposes to convert five B-737 aircraft, at present operated by Alliance Air to freighter aircraft an average conversion cost of approximately USD 1.5 million per aircraft. Indian Airlines plans to operate these freighter services with Nagpur as a hub and Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai (via Bangalore & Hyderabad) as originating stations.
With the operation of freighters, Indian Airlines would be able to expand its cargo business and also offer dedicated cargo service during the night time.
18/05/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)