Pradhaan Air Express, a brand-new cargo-only airline that will be based in India, will start flying for money this year. It has been said that the world’s first A320 freighter that used to be a passenger jet will be used by the new all-cargo airline to start flying. Later this month, the first converted freighter is set to arrive in Delhi. Shippers and freight forwarders in India will then be able to use the charter space on both domestic and international routes.
The creation of Pradhaan Air Express not only helps the government reach its goal of moving 10 million tonnes of cargo every year by 2030, but it also moves India’s air cargo sector up the global rankings. The conversion was done by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which is a joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus and has its headquarters in Singapore.
Vaayu Group/Astral Aviation now has a lease agreement for the plane. It’s interesting to know that Pradhaan Air Express will be the first airline in India to use an Airbus narrow-body cargo. This plane can carry up to 21 tonnes of cargo on its main deck, which is all palletized.