Bhubaneswar: In its endeavour to provide support to the nation and continuously raise benchmarks, IndiGo has outdone its own world record of uplifting the highest ever tonnage carried on an Airbus A320 aircraft with CarGo on passenger seats. The IndiGo CarGo team set a new world record by uplifting 19,193 kgs on its Kochi-Abu Dhabi flight 6E 9061 on May 07, 2020 by surpassing the earlier record of 19,080 kgs on an A320 flight 6E 9059 from Chennai-Dubai. The flight was operated, while observing all precautionary measures, to transport essential supplies of fresh vegetables and fruit.
Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We have been successfully using our A-320 passenger aircraft in a ‘freighter mode’ helping maintain and support supply chains in and out of the country at this critical time. Having previously operated these CarGo flights at the highest ever tonnage, we have now exceeded our record by uplifting 19.19T CarGo on 6E 9061 from Kochi to Abu Dhabi. I would like to congratulate the CarGo team on their achievement. While flying these supplies, IndiGo continues to contribute and adapt its business with productive & tailor-made solutions”.
Mr Dutta further added, “We are grateful to the government for allowing us to carry cargo in the cabin, which has enabled these operations during the lockdown period.”