Alitalia Cargo, Air Logistics Group uplift record 58 tonne cargo from Delhi to Rome
Alitalia Cargo along with its Indian partner Air Logistics Group (ALG) have managed to surpass their previous record by carrying a record 57,616 kilos of cargo load on a single flight from Delhi (DEL) to Rome (FCO) on October 9. It is the highest ever tonnage to be carried by any airline on the newly reconfigured B777-300ER. Earlier this month, they had carried 53 tonnes on October 4 and 54 tonnes on October 2 respectively, and their recent attempt has taken it a step further. The Italian national flag carrier has been operating its weekly cargo-only passenger flights from India since June 2020 from Delhi and Mumbai and Air Logistics Group has been providing them with solutions for transport of freight.
The selection of an optimum mix of high density cargo comprising heavy auto parts and engineering goods together with pharmaceuticals, garments and spare parts. The process was carefully planned by the highly experienced and professional sales team, with efficient ULD planning, ensuring the ground handling and loading was done with great precision.
Commenting about the achievement, Vikramjit Singh Ahluwalia, managing director, Air Logistics Group, India, says, “The milestone load of 58 tonnes is a testament of the dedicated and committed efforts of the skilled ALG team, both sales and operations to select the correct freight mix, plan and execute the same with perfection and the overwhelming support we get from our esteemed freight forwarders." He adds, "It is a moment of pride for Air Logistics Group and Alitalia Cargo who have been operating their weekly passenger flights from Delhi and Bombay since June 2020. We shall continue to serve our customers in these challenging and ever changing pandemic times.”
In the current scenario of Covid-19, when passenger traffic seems to be bleak, there is a surge in air cargo industry where more and more airlines are deploying their aircrafts to ferry freight by either removing seats or carrying cargo on seats and overhead bins so that every bit of space is utilised. India is a very important market for Alitalia’s worldwide network and the airline is looking forward to promoting and strengthening the exports and imports trade between the two nations along with their partners Air logistics Group, by expanding to multiple cities across the country.