Blue Dart Aviation
|Hubs||Chennai International Airport|
|Company slogan||Flying ahead of time|
|Parent company||DHL Express|
Shivam Rai, Managing Director , Shaji Karunakaran , Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Engineering Manager
Blue Dart Aviation is an all-cargo airline based in Chennai, India. It operates scheduled night express cargo flights including domestic and regional charters. It has an in-house maintenance capability and provides aircraft maintenance and engineering support to other airlines.
The airline was incorporated in 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Dart Express, a Mumbai based integrated express package Distribution Company. It is now part of DHL Aviation and owned by Deutsche Post DHL. Blue Dart Aviation started operations on June 1996 with two Boeing 737 Freighters bought from Indian Airlines and inducted its first Boeing 757 freighter in 2006.
Blue Dart Aviation operates scheduled services to the following destinations in India:
- Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
- Bengaluru - Bengaluru International Airport
- Chennai - Chennai International Airport (Primary Hub)
- Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
- Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
- Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
The current fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2014):
|Aircraft||In Service||No. of Pallets||Notes|
|Boeing 757-200 SF||1||15||VT-BDK|
|Boeing 757-200 PCF||5||15||VT-BDM, VT-BDN, VT-BDO,VT-BDQ, VT-BDA|
- Corporate Background
- Bluedart Express ltd Corporate Profile/About Blue Dart/Blue Dart Aviation. Bluedart.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-21.
- "Domestic demand fuels Indian carrier expansion". Flight Global. 31 January 1996. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- Moneycontrol.com. Moneycontrol.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-21.
- VT-BDO Blue Dart Aviation Boeing 757-204(PCF) - cn 26962 / ln 440 - Planespotters.net Just Aviation. Planespotters.net. Retrieved on 2014-05-21.
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