Posted 16 November 2022

IndiGo CarGo commences operations with its first freighter flight between Delhi & Mumbai

National, November 15, 2022: IndiGo, India’s leading carrier has commenced operations of its first A321 Freighter aircraft between Delhi and Mumbai, effective November 15, 2022. The aircraft converted from passenger jet to a full freighter configuration will be used for general freight on the inaugural Delhi- Mumbai flight, while carrying general and e-commerce CarGo on the return leg. These inaugural flights will carry a payload of more than 20 tons on each leg.

IndiGo welcomed it’s first 321F last month after which it got all registration done. Progressively this aircraft, and the next aircraft, which is expected to arrive later this year, will be deployed on international routes too. 

Mr. Mahesh Malik, Chief Commercial Officer - CarGo, IndiGo said: “We are excited at kicking off a new chapter in IndiGo’s journey with the inaugural CarGo flights. Delhi and Mumbai are the two biggest commercial hubs in the country, and the response we have received from customers for our service offering is very encouraging. We expect the business to grow over the coming few months, as we expand our fleet of freighters and add new destinations to our CarGo network.” 

Flight No. Origin Destination Effective Departure Arrival
6E 8011 Delhi Mumbai Nov 15, 2022 20:00 22:05
6E 8012 Mumbai Delhi Nov 16, 2022 4:10 6:15

The A321P2F (Passenger-to-Freighter conversion) is the most efficient narrow-bodied freighter available, offering 24 container positions and supporting a payload of up to 27 tonnes. The aircraft are being converted through a programme involving ST Engineering and Airbus with their joint venture, Elbe FlugzeugWerke (EFW). IndiGo has leased the aircraft from funds serviced by Castlelake Aviation Holdings (Ireland) Limited, part of a global alternative investment firm with 17 years of tenure investing in, financing, and managing aviation assets 

About IndiGo

IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 75 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations. For more information, please visit www.goIndiGo.in or download our mobile app. 

1600+ Daily flights
70+ Domestic Destinations
25+ International Destinations
300 million + happy passengers
280+ Fleet tall