Alitalia moves record 54T cargo on a B777-300ER from Delhi to Rome
October 5, 2020: Alitalia Cargo has recently uplifted a record 53,626 kilos cargo on a seat-removed Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from Delhi (DEL) to Rome (FCO).
October 5, 2020: Alitalia Cargo has recently uplifted a record 53,626 kilos cargo on a seat-removed Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from Delhi (DEL) to Rome (FCO). The cargo division of the Italian national flag carrier has been operating its weekly cargo-only passenger flights from India since June 2020.
The ULD planning was monitored for maximum utilisation of space on the newly cargo-only reconfigured aircraft. It had a mix of high-density cargo along with pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, auto parts and garments.
Antonio Temporini, vice president, Alitalia Cargo, said, “The milestone reflects our commitment towards our customers during these challenging times. With reduced flight schedules due to Covid-19, it’s now of paramount importance to maximise every cargo space. India is a very important market for the Alitalia Cargo-worldwide network and having Air Logistics Group as our partner in India, we are sure to enhance our services from all key ports in the country.”
Air Logistics Group (ALG) is the GSSA for Alitalia Cargo, supporting its freight forwarding community to transport freight on Alitalia’s weekly flights from both Delhi and Mumbai to connect its network into Italy/Europe, North America and North Africa.
Sakshi Gupta, country manager, Air Logistics Group (ALG) said, “The pandemic has created and set new goals and benchmarks for all stakeholders. As the supply and demand soars, air cargo has come forth to become a robust saviour for the aviation industry and finally, everyone has realised that cargo is not just a filler but a very strategic and core part of the industry."
Annu Rai, manager key accounts, Alitalia Cargo, said, “During these pandemic times when airlines are struggling to stabilise flight operations, Alitalia Cargo with scheduled P2C weekly flights from Delhi (DEL) and Mumbai (BOM) is strongly supporting the cargo demand for the EU and the US with great efficiency and dedication. We shall continue to do so with all support from our business partners.
(L-R) Sakshi Gupta, Air Logistics Group and Annu Rai, Alitalia Cargo