Air India ready to launch domestic freighters

Air India is to launch its own domestic cargo operations from Nagpur next month.

The company had planned to launch the new service in October but had to postpone it while two of its Airbus A310-300Fs were sent for mandatory checks on advice from the Federal Aviation Administration. Once they are have been cleared for flight they will join another and four cargo-configured Boeing 737-200F.

The aircraft will use Nagpur as a hub to connect six destinations: Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, this last will also connect to Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Another A310-300 will join the fleet after its conversion in December.

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