Deccan Cargo chooses Nagpur hub
Deccan Cargo has signed a memorandum of understanding with Maharashtra Airport Development Co (MADC) to allow the new freight carrier to set up a cargo base at Nagpur airport.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who also confirmed that Indian Airlines was planning to base its operations at Nagpur as well to boost the profile of the strategically placed location.
"‘Nagpur is decidedly the natural corridor for freight logistics in India and a highly favourable nodal point on the world cargo movement map," announced Patel.
Deccan Cargo is currently seeking equity for a plan that will see the carrier operate 10 A310 freighters to 40 cities across India, from a 50-acre plot at Nagpur's BR Ambedkar Airport.
"The air cargo connectivity in the country is limited to only seven cities as of now, leaving out cargo in the smaller cities that accounts for 85% of the GDP," claimed Captain G R Gopinath, founder and CEO of Deccan Cargo.
Nagpur is set to change the logistics backbone of India. The hub will facilitate fast air cargo movement and provide the apples in Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir and oranges in Nagpur a timely access to the world market."