Swiss International adds cargo capacity with new daily flight to Delhi

Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Airlines, has announced added capacity in its services to India, with the launch of a new daily line flight to Delhi on November 25.

With the daily flight, which will be operated with an Airbus A330 aircraft, Swiss WorldCargo will now offer 18 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from Delhi, in addition to the 22 tonnes already available to and from Mumbai.

Departing from Zurich at 12:30, the new flight will arrive in Delhi at 00:35 on the following day (local time), while the westbound service will leave Delhi at 02:00 and will arrive in Zurich at 06:25.

"India is a strategically important cargo market that has shown massive and sustained growth over the past few years and promises to rival the largest markets in the world before long," said Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer.

Delhi is one of the major gateways for air trades to and from the Indian subcontinent, and will cater to well-established industries such as construction, power, telecommunications, IT, as well as emerging and fast growing retail and manufacturing sectors.