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Air India to launch cargo service

Air India to launch cargo service
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First Published: Mon, Jun 18 2007. 12 30 AM IST
Updated: Mon, Jun 18 2007. 12 30 AM IST
Mumbai:Air India is set to launch its cargo service by end of June and long-distance, non-stop flight to the US from 1 August. Air India will launch its cargo service on the Frankfurt and Paris routes with Airbus A-310s, two of which have been converted into cargo freighters, Air India chairman V. Thulasidas said, adding, “The non-stop US flight to New York will start on 1 August with the new Boeing 777-200 ER to be delivered sometime in July.”
The airline has eight A-310s, of which two have been converted into cargo at Dresden, Germany, and the remaining would be converted depending upon requirements, Thulasidas said. Air India would operate its cargo service under the name of Air India Cargo and proposes to convert six-seven old Boeing 737-200s into cargo freighters with Alliance Air for operations in domestic routes and for neighbouring countries after its merger with Indian, he said.
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First Published: Mon, Jun 18 2007. 12 30 AM IST
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