The country’s largest carrier by domestic market share IndiGo is planning to launch a dedicated freighter service amid an expected surge in cargo transportation, particularly to transport Covid-19 vaccines once they are available.
The airline has already held preliminary-level discussions with European aviation major Airbus on the type of aircraft that can be put into service for dedicated freighter flights, according to an industry source.
IndiGo, which has more than 250 planes in its fleet, is one of Airbus’ largest customers.
In response to a query on whether the carrier is planning to launch such a service, IndiGo Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said it was being studied as a proposal.
“(This is) being studied as a proposal. (But) No final decision yet,” he said.
A mid-level IndiGo executive, who is into handling the airline’s partnerships and aeropolitical affairs, recently…