Antonov appoints Flywell Aviation as GSA for India

17 / 07 / 2017

  • Flywell Aviation L-Rt: Nisha Bal, Manager Marketing, Delhi, Ajay Chandra, Manager, Mumbai, Anil Bal, Managing Director

Ukrainian heavylift freighter operator Antonov Airlines has appointed Flywell Aviation as its general sales agent (GSA) in India.

New Delhi-headquartered Flywell Aviation has offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, and provides services to the defence, aerospace, oil and gas, rail and construction sectors.

Four senior members of staff, with a combined logistics industry experience of 55 years, will support Antonov Airlines’ activities across Flywell Aviation’s Indian offices.

In June this year, Antonov Airlines — operator of the An-124, An-225 and An-22 freighter aircraft — appointed Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP) as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia.

In December 2016, Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines ended their Ruslan International joint venture after a ten year partnership flying An-124-100 freighters,

Michael Goodisman, business development director, at Antonov Airlines, said: “India is a very significant market for the AN-124-100s, and holds good potential for An-225 and An-22 flights across a number of sectors.”

He added: “Flywell Aviation has been active in the Indian air charter market for many years, and has a good track record of arranging project cargo flights.

“Flywell’s long experience within the Indian market, coupled with our unique offering for the transport of outsized cargo, will ensure highly professional and dynamic services to this important region.”

Anil Bal, managing director, Flywell Aviation, said: “India represents an important growth market for Antonov Airlines, and we are pleased to be representing them to offer customers a cost-effective and time-efficient method of shipping heavy lift, super heavy lift, and outsized cargo globally."

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