INDIA: Aryan Cargo ready for China take-off

China is set to be the first destination served by India-based air freight carrier Aryan Cargo Express (ACE) when it launches operations in mid-April. The subsidiary of New Delhi-based Aryan Cargo Express & Logistics is waiting to be issued with slots at Hong Kong and airports in mainland China for its three A310 freighters, dry […]


China is set to be the first destination served by India-based air freight carrier Aryan Cargo Express (ACE) when it launches operations in mid-April.

The subsidiary of New Delhi-based Aryan Cargo Express & Logistics is waiting to be issued with slots at Hong Kong and airports in mainland China for its three A310 freighters, dry leased from Air India, for services between the Indian cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and China.

ACE will take delivery of two leased MD-11 aircraft from Boeing Capital in June and August, and has applied for slots at airports at Japan, Thailand, the UAE and Europe as it follows its international expansion plan.

ACE is the second private Indian airline to start international freighter operations, after GR Gopinath’s Deccan Cargo and Express Logistics Pvt. Ltd, which operates the Deccan 360 service.