Air India Cargo moves up five places to occupy fourth slot in freighter market

New Delhi: Air India Cargo, a newly formed division of flag carrier Air India, has reported impressive performance for the month of March, according to latest figures released by the Airports Authority of India, allowing it to occupy the fourth slot amongst all cargo carriers in the country.

According to earlier figures, Air India, occupied the ninth slot as a cargo carrier at the time of the merger of erstwhile flag carrier Air India and domestic service provider Indian Airlines. ''Air India now commands a market share of 7% in terms of export cargo carried from Delhi,'' a statement from the company said.

The National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), which came into being after the merger between erstwhile Air India and Indian, formed a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) for cargo under the name Air India Cargo to enable greater operational efficiencies and garner higher revenue.

Air India, following the formation of the Cargo SBU, renewed its focus on promoting sales on its flights and freighter services with positive results.