The airline is planning to launch in the next couple of months.
QuikJet Airlines, an ex-Indian cargo-only carrier, could be making a return to Indian skies shortly. The airline has already taken its first aircraft, a twenty-year-old Boeing 737-800 P2F, with another one coming soon. A source close to the matter said to reporters that QuikJet 2.0 would fly Amazon Prime airplanes in India.
QuikJet Airlines is a part of ASL Aviation Group, an aircraft services provider and leasing company based out of Dublin, Ireland. The carrier began scheduled services after getting the relevant Air Operator’s Permit from Indian authorities in February 2016. However, QuikJet was already working on charter cargo services since 2012.
Fast-forward to 2022, and Indian aviation could see QuikJet return to the skies once again, operating charter and scheduled air cargo services. According to our source, the carrier could be operational in just a couple more months, initially beginning with 2 aircraft.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Both airframes are yet to be given an Indian registration, but they can be identified with MSN numbers 28382 and 30643. Of these, MSN 30643 is already in the South Asian country and getting a fresh coat of paint in QuikJet’s colors in an MRO facility at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) in Hyderabad.
MSN 30643 has been at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) in Hyderabad. since July 29th, 2022. The plane arrived there from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA) in China, where it was undergoing conversion from passenger to freighter configuration. MSN 28382 is still at TNA, presumably in the midst of the conversion process.
The news of QuikJet resuming may be fairly new, but the airline has already begun making its presence felt in the industry. QuikJet has started hiring personnel before its impending launch. The carrier has been advertising open positions on its Facebook and LinkedIn pages since March earlier this year.
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QuikJet just brought Captain Prashant Singh Bararia onboard as its Head of Flight Operations and Training. Captain Singh is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience as a Training Captain at Jet Airways.
India saw its newest all-cargo airline
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how air freight operations have soared to new highs as passenger flights arrived at a grinding halt. For markets as big as India, there are immense opportunities in the air cargo industry. Still, unfortunately, the absence of capacity from local operators has resulted in foreign carriers getting a larger share of the pie.
All this could potentially change soon as several Indian airlines are now eyeing to capitalize on any available opportunity. Just last month, India saw its newest all-cargo airline declare plans to begin operations.
Even established players like IndiGo and SpiceJet are making efforts to boost capacity. When the dust settles, it will be interesting to see what the Indian cargo market will look like in the next few years.
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