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Andhra Pradesh capital Vijayawada enters the Air freighter map of the country aqua products move from here to Kolkata by air

Andhra Pradesh Capital Vijayawada has entered Air freighter map of the country when a dedicated air cargo services was introduced from the city; Ganavaram airport to Kolkata thrice a week carrying acqua products including shrimp and fish

The newly-launched freight service thrice a week

The budget airline major SpiceJet launched its first dedicated freight service connecting Vijayawada with other parts of the country on Saturday. The airline operated its first freight flight SpiceXpress from Vijayawada to Kolkata carrying 15 tonnes of cargo. The newly-launched freight service will be operated between Vijayawada and Kolkata thrice a week to transport aqua products from the fish ponds and sea within 200 km radius of Vijayawada.

Vijayawada International Airport Director G Madhusudana Rao, along with SpiceJet regional manager Ravi Kumar and Shreepa Logistics Private Limited CEO Rama Rao, launched the facility on the Gannavaram airport terminal premises on  February 13th.

Speaking on the occasion, the Airport Director said that a domestic cargo facility was launched at the old terminal building in June, 2018 and the services commenced in August. About 40 tonnes of cargo is handled per day through Airbus-320 and Boeing 707 in a 200 square metres area. The terminal has handled a cargo capacity of 400 to 450 tonnes of aqua products like shrimp and fish to other parts of the country during the past six months.

Farmers and traders requested to make use of the cargo facilities launched

“We are requesting the aqua farmers and traders to make use of the cargo facilities launched from the terminal to export perishable goods from Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and twin Godavari districts to Kolkata, Mumbai and Surat at affordable prices,” the Airport Director said. He further said that steps are being taken to develop a designated building in an extent of 2,500 square metres for handling exclusive cargo operations along with a cold storage facility.

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