ACP Worldwide has been appointed GSSA for Bangalore headquartered Kingfisher Airlines cargo services in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. ACP is now responsible for selling the carrier's cargo services not only between London and Dublin and the southern Indian city but also to onwards destinations across India.
Services commenced from London in the first week of September using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering up to 12 tonnes cargo capacity per flight. Onwards flights will offer multiple daily frequencies (depending on destination) on the airline's narrow-bodied domestic network and include cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, Cochin and Trivandrum.
"The Indian air cargo market is extremely buoyant and sustainable double digit growth is predicted for the foreseeable future, " says Kingfisher's UK and Ireland Cargo Manager, Stephen James. "We are therefore delighted to have been able to select a partner as well respected and well resourced as ACP in these two key locations and look forward to a long and productive working relationship".
The carrier already has plans to expand its direct ex-UK services this winter with the addition of Mumbai to its international network and other destinations to South East Asia are expected to follow soon after.
Says ACP Worldwide's Director, , Rod Entwistle. "We are pleased that Kingfisher believes we can provide all the aspects of cargo management they are looking for in a service partner. We have already planned an exciting range of tariffs and service support information and are looking forward to the expansion of their service portfolio later this winter following a successful launch last week," he states.