Posted 25 November 2022
National, November 23, 2022: IndiGo, India’s leading carrier operated its first international A321 P2F freighter flight between Kolkata and Yangon on November 22, 2022. The freighter aircraft carried general CarGo with the payload of more than 19,000 kg. The freighter recently carried CarGo between Delhi and Mumbai.
Mr. Mahesh Malik, Chief Commercial Officer - CarGo, IndiGo said: “We are thrilled to expand IndiGo CarGo operations to international shores with its flight between Kolkata-Yangon. Both the cities are major commercial hubs, and freighter service between them will bolster the supply chain between India and Myanmar. We anticipate that the business will expand over the next few months as we expand our freighter fleet and add new destinations to our CarGo network."
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 tons. 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.
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 280+ 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.