Jet Airways uplifts record 45 tonnes cargo in single flight

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IEBusiness) Jet Airways, country’s premier full-service international airline has 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.

On achievement, Pradeep Kumar, Sr. Vice-President, Jet Airways Cargo 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 percent in the past three years.

The air cargo market between India and the United Kingdom is growing rapidly at over 14 per cent in the past three years, in sync with passenger loads on the sector, he added.”

(Source UNI India)

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