Swiss WorldCargo adds daily Delhi flight
Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., on Tuesday said it has added capacity in India with the launch of a new daily line flight to Delhi, effective from Nov. 25.
Each flight, which will be operated with Airbus A330 aircraft, will offer 18 tons of cargo capacity to and from Delhi, in addition to the 22 tons already available to and from Mumbai. Departing from Zurich at 12:30 p.m., the new flight will arrive in Delhi at 12:35 a.m. on the following day (local time), while the westbound service will leave Delhi at 2 a.m. and will arrive in Zurich at 6:25 a.m.
“India is a strategically important cargo market that has shown massive and sustained growth over the past few years and promises to rival the largest markets in the world before long,” said Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer.
The airline said the decision was based on Delhi's well-established industries such as constructions, power, telecommunications, information technology, health care and community services, but also on the emerging and fast growing retail and manufacturing sectors.