Mumbai, 7th February 2019: Blue Dart today announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art aviation facility strategically located near Terminal 1 (Domestic) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai. The facility measures 4300 sq. meters and is equipped with both air and city side access, enabling fast and efficient transfer of shipments, improving transit times and further strengthening Blue Dart’s market leading service quality.
The new facility is equipped with dedicated ground handling with superior equipment, automation, state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced technologies to support handling of express shipments within the shortest time possible, in compliance with security and safety protocols.
Blue Dart Aviation (BDA), India’s first and only domestic cargo airline in operation for 23 years, has a dedicated fleet of six B757-200 freighters providing a capacity of 500 tonnes and 86 route connections each night. Mumbai is one of BDA’s major hubs with 4 flight departures connecting 8 sectors on BDA’s air network. BDA has its own ground handling, security and engineering capability and carries out its own heavy airframe maintenance with its professional and qualified manpower.
Rajeev Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Mumbai International Airport said, “We congratulate Blue Dart and express our best wishes for this facility. We are confident that this new facility at Mumbai Airport will boost the growth of Blue Dart”.
Commenting on the launch, Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation said, “Blue Dart, the undisputed leader is a trade facilitator and an enabler for key businesses in the country. We have created distinct market differentiation through our excellent B2B and B2C solutions and we will continue to invest in creating superior infrastructure capabilities to provide the best solutions for our customers. The launch of the new facility will boost on-time performance, improve our market-leading transit times and further strengthen our day-definite and time-definite delivery across the country. Blue Dart is also committed to supporting the Government of India in its ‘Make in India’ vision by providing modern air infrastructure, advanced technology and integrated transportation for quality distribution”.
Blue Dart Aviation’s MIAL hub provides long-term, dedicated infrastructure for accelerating process and throughput of large volumes of express shipments from its fleet of aircraft, with enhanced city side access, to expedite vehicle movement and shipment deliveries, while providing excellent quality assurance for customers.