Jet Airways enter record books for cargo lift

Jet Airways enter record books for cargo lift

Leading private airliner, Jet Airways, recently entered global record books for the highest uplift of cargo by an Indian carrier in a single flight. 

The airline uplifted 45 tons of cargo on one of its flights on the Mumbai-London sector operated by a B777-300ER aircraft. 

The record is globally significant as only two other international carriers have previously operated a flight each with a cargo complement of over 40 tonnes on a Boeing777-300 aircraft.

The record cargo comprised of product mix including perishables (fruits and vegetables), engineering goods, garments, courier, leather goods and consolidation cargo.

Speaking about the achievement, Pradeep Kumar, Senior Vice-President, Jet Airways Cargo, Jet Airways, said, “Air cargo is a vital part of the business at Jet Airways and this milestone is testament to our dedicated focus of growing cargo revenues, which has recorded a CAGR of more than 15% in the past three years.

Jet Airways operates B777-300’s on the India – United Kingdom route, which allow us to carry over 100 tonnes of cargo daily. The air cargo market between India and the United Kingdom is growing rapidly at over 14% in the past three years, in sync with passenger loads on the sector.”

He said that cargo services from Jet Airways have contributed to the development of agriculture and trade in the country by enhancing the farmer’s access to overseas markets via exports of fresh produce, especially exotic, high-end fruits such as Kiwi, Strawberry, Pineapples, Dragon fruit, Mango, among others, directly to various markets including Europe as well as the Gulf.

Farmers of Nashik and other interior parts of the country can now directly export their produce to Dubai and London saving valuable time.