Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., announced added capacity in India with the launch of a new daily line flight to Delhi, effective from November 25, 2007.
With each flight, which will be operated with Airbus A330 aircraft, Swiss WorldCargo 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, the new flight will arrive in Delhi at 00:35 on the following day (local time), while the westbound service will leave Delhi at 02:00 and will arrive in Zurich at 06:25.
“Swiss WorldCargo wholeheartedly welcomes the new destination of Delhi. 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,” says Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer.
India’s second largest metropolis after Mumbai, Delhi is one of the major gateways for air trades to and from South Asia, based on well established industries such as constructions, power, telecommunications, IT, health care and community services, but also on the emerging and fast growing retail and manufacturing sectors.
“To meet the demand of this fiercely competitive market,” Evans emphasizes, “Swiss WorldCargo will use its trademark focus on niche products and services and industry-leading track record of flown-as-planned. We expect a real challenge, but we are confident of success!”