IndiGo will strengthen its cargo operations further later this year as it looks to introduce another aircraft to support its freight business. The airline plans to include a total of four converted A321 aircraft as it looks to tap the potential of the cargo segment in India. IndiGo will induct another Airbus A321P2F (Passenger To Freighter) aircraft by December to support its all-cargo operations.
IndiGo’s CEO Pieter Elbers said, “On our Cargo operations, volumes have been increasing owing to our sheer network presence and we remain optimistic. CarGo “belly” capacity will be further augmented with the introduction of the first Airbus 321 freighter and we are also expecting second such aircraft to be operational by December.” He added that the dedicated cargo fleet will give the airline an added advantage on costs but also enable it uniquely to service markets like China, Vietnam, the Middle East, and certain CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.