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Domestic air cargo in NE to get major boost

GUWAHATI, SEP 7 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 9/7/2020 12:12:41 PM IST

Nagaland will be among other north eastern states who will benefit from the introduction of dedicated freighter services for domestic air cargo  at Airports Authority of India Cargo terminals, reports UNI. Guwahati which is a major air hub for transportation and business centre will be connected to these services on all weekdays.

Apart from this, Imphal in Manipur, Aizawl in Mizoram, Dimapur in Nagaland, Agartala in Tripura and Silchar in Assam will get this dedicated freighter’s services. The new services of dedicated air cargo flights are being started by the domestic low cost carrier Spicejet as SpiceXpress.

As per the latest information, the cargo services of Spicejet- SpiceXpress will be available on all week days on Kolkata-Imphal and Kolkata-Guwahati Sectors. Kolkata-Aizawl connecting Aizawl-Dimapur-Guwahati will be available on Day 1 and 3 every week.

Agartala will get cargo services from Kolkata on Week-Day 2, 4 and 5 of every week and will connect Agartala-Guwahati-Kolkata sector.

And Silchar in Assam will get similar services from Kolkata connecting Silchar-Guwahati-Kolkata on Week Day 6 and 7.

These destinations will be covered as air cargo stations which will promote local produce

and help farmers in generating larger income opening wider scope for their products. Air cargo is preferred mode of transportation in North East due its geographical location and

topography. Also, the products are mostly perishable in nature which has to be transported in time bound manner.

 

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