AIRASIA INDIA has appointed Globe Air Cargo India, a subsidiary of the ECS Group, as its cargo general sales and services agent (GSSA) there.
The new low-cost airline – owned by AirAsia (49 per cent), Indian conglomerate Tata (30) and Telestra Tradeplace (21) – commenced operations from its base at Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport last month and plans to operate 36 aircraft within five years, says a company statement.
The carrier is currently using A320-200 aircraft for services to Chennai, Goa and Cochin.
“AirAsia India promises to become a major player in India’s airline market. Its ambition to expand its flights to a large number of India’s tier-two and tier-three cities means that we will have some interesting air cargo capacity to work with,” enthuses Rajendra Dubey, country manager of Globe Air Cargo India.
Bertrand Schmoll, chief executive of ECS Group, adds: “AirAsia has demonstrated that it is a world-class airline and I have no doubt that the AirAsia India business will drive similarly high standards. We look forward to maximising the potential of its cargo capacity, as we have repeatedly done for our airline cargo customers around the world.”
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