Pradhaan Air Express' first aircraft 'Pehalwan' arrives in New Delhi
India's all-cargo airline to begin commercial operations soon with the world's first A320 converted freighter
Pradhaan Air Express – India's latest all-cargo airline – welcomed the arrival of the world's first A320 converted freighter in India, named 'Pehalwan'.
The aircraft will offer charter capacity to the Indian shippers and freight forwarders on domestic and international routes. It will be available for on-demand cargo charters. The aircraft offers a payload of 21 tonnes with a fully palletised main deck. The aircraft arrived at Delhi airport at 8.30pm on Saturday from Singapore.
With this key development, Pradhaan Air Express is moving toward leveraging the boom in the air cargo industry, which has rebounded after Covid-19.
Commenting on the aircraft's arrival, Nipun Anand, CEO and Founder, Pradhaan Air Express stated, "We are overwhelmed to receive our first aircraft in India. It feels really special to move a step forward towards a great vision of building India's first airline with an Airbus narrow-body freighter."
He went on to add, "The arrival of this aircraft marks the completion of another critical phase and brings us closer to our Air Operator Permit to kick start the commercial operations very soon. We look forward to keeping up the positive momentum, aiming at further fleet expansion."