Italian cargo airline, Alitalia recently uplifted approximately 53.626 tonnes on its Delhi (DEL) to Rome (FCO) Boeing 777-300ER freight-optimised passenger flight. The shipment comprised high density cargo including pharmaceuticals, dangerous goods, auto parts, and garments.
According to a company statement, “The Boeing 777-300ER that was deployed on this route had its seats removed to accommodate the maximum volume of cargo. The ULD planning was carefully monitored for maximum utilisation of space on the newly cargo-only reconfigured aircraft.”
Alitalia has been operating its weekly cargo only passenger flights from India since June 2020. Air Logistics Group (ALG), the carrier’s general services and sales agent (GSSA) in India is ensuring the steady transport of freight on Alitalia’s weekly flights from both Delhi and Mumbai that connects Italy/Europe, North America as well as North Africa.
Antonio Temporini, Vice President, Alitalia Cargo said, “The milestone reflects our commitment towards our customers during these challenging times. With reduced flight schedules due to COVID-19, it’s now of paramount importance to maximise every cargo space.”
“India is a very important market for the Alitalia Cargo-worldwide network and having Air Logistics Group as our partner in India, we are sure to enhance our services from all key ports in the country,” Temporini added.
Sakshi Gupta, Country Manager, Air Logistics Group (ALG) said, “We at ALG along with Alitalia Cargo would like to extend our exceptional gratitude to our esteemed customers for having vested their unflinching faith in Alitalia and for their unconditional support, without which this would not have been possible. We assure you of our dedicated and committed service always. A special mention to the people behind the scenes, our sales and operations team whose tireless efforts have helped achieve the magic milestone figure. We are very proud to achieve this record.”
Annu Rai, Key Accounts Manager, Alitalia Cargo said, “During these pandemic times when airlines are struggling to stabilise flight operations, Alitalia Cargo with scheduled P2C weekly flights from Delhi (DEL) and Mumbai (BOM) are strongly supporting the cargo demand for the EU and the US with great efficiency and dedication. We shall continue to do so with all support from our business partners,” comments.”