Blue Dart, a leading logistics services provider and a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group has successfully launched an aviation hub in Chennai. It will also act as a headquarters of Blue Dart Aviation. Blue Dart Aviation is the only dedicated commercial cargo airline operating in the parts of India. They have dedicated fleet of six B757-200 freighters and a capacity of 500 tonnes every night, operating across 73 flight sectors daily.
The hub contains Bureau of Civil Aviation Security-approved security system. Furthermore they also have their own X-ray machines, equipment and dedicated manpower to handle. The hub is located at the Blue Dart Aviation Terminal at Chennai’s old international airport with both air and land side access. Hub is capable enough to carry out in-house engineering line maintenance for its fleet of aircraft. They have got regulatory approval for security screening also. Furthermore they also has dedicated manpower and parking space for its own freighters.
Charles Brewer, CEO said to the press:”We see immense potential in India across many fast-growing industries such as e-commerce, banking and financial services, automotive, pharmaceuticals and more.These industries demand high-quality, fast, seamless logistics to support their growth. We are continually investing in our people, service and infrastructure to ensure we support the growth of our customers.”
Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation, said the airport expansion programme has facilitated the need to have modernised, efficient and productive infrastructure to support demand and growth.
Blue Dart supports the critical supply chains of numerous industry segments, it said in the press release.
Blue Dart Aviation is a cargo airline based in Chennai, India. It operates with its main base as Chennai International Airport and services 7 Indian metro cities. German courier company Deutsche Post owns a 70% stake in the airline through its subsidiary Blue Dart Express. It provides service in 220 plus countries and territories all over the world. Their parent company DHL help them to provide service in these territories.