Pradhaan Air Express, a new cargo airline, announced on Wednesday that it had gotten the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the civil aviation ministry and that it planned to start operating commercially later this year. The Delhi-based cargo carrier was founded by Nipun Anand, the head of airline general sales at Zeal Global Corporation. It expects to launch its operations with an A320 freighter that will be retrofitted, and that is scheduled to arrive in Delhi later this month.
The world's first A320 converted freighter will fly for India's brand-new all-cargo airline later this year, according to the business.
According to Pradhaan Air Express, the freighter would provide charter services to Indian shippers and freight forwarders on both domestic and foreign routes.
"We thank our lessor for having confidence in us to offer the world's first A320 converted freighter for the Indian market. This will secure dedicated cargo capacity, boosting the trade's self-reliance," said Anand, founder-CEO, Pradhaan Air Express.
According to the company's press release, the launch of the new cargo airline supports the government's goal of pushing through 10 million tonnes of cargo annually by 2030 and propels India's air cargo business up the world rankings.
According to Vipul Bhalla, CBO, Pradhaan Air Express, the air cargo business in India has untapped domestic and international potential that is being fueled by numerous initiatives to become a global hub for cargo services.