In-line with its mission to support the nation, IndiGo operated over 1,700 charters flights, transporting more than 14,300 MT of supplies between April 18 and September 7.
The CarGo charter flights operated across 21 destinations within India and internationally, including new stations like Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Cairo in Egypt, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
In a press release IndiGo said it had already transported CarGo equivalent to the loads carried in the last financial year, within the last five months at limited capacity. The airline has in fact earned marginally higher revenue over these months as compared to the earnings over the last financial year.
Further, at only 32% of operations in August, IndiGo successfully managed to generate highest ever monthly net revenue with January being the last top earning month.
Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “The COVID-induced lockdown this year not only posed a challenge for our business but also turned out to be an opportunity for the CarGo vertical. We operated passenger flights in ‘freighter mode’ with CarGo secured in the cabins, to domestic and international stations.”
IndiGo deployed 10 aircraft for CarGo operations and plans to continue this arrangement even after operations resume at pre-covid capacities. “We have learnt a lot of lessons over the last few months on the CarGo side, while strengthening revenue streams and creating new records. We are proud to have played a part in maintaining and supporting supply chains in and out of the country by flying medical supplies, fresh vegetables and other export CarGo. IndiGo will continue to contribute and adapt its business to the needs of the hour,” Dutta said.