Blue Dart Aviation

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Blue Dart Aviation
Blue Dart logo transparent.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
BZ[1] BDA BLUE DART[2]
Founded 1995[citation needed]
Hubs Chennai International Airport , Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 8
Parent company DHL Express
Headquarters Chennai, India
Key people Tushar Jani (Chairman)
Tulsi N Mirchandaney (Managing Director)[2]
Website bluedartaviation.com

Blue Dart Aviation is a cargo airline based in Chennai, India. It operates with its main base as Chennai International Airport and services 7 Indian metro cities. German courier company Deutsche Post owns a 70% stake in the airline through its subsidiary Blue Dart Express.[3][4] It provides service in 220 plus countries and territories all over the world through their parent company DHL.

Destinations[edit]

A Boeing 757-200SF of Blue Dart aviation taxiing at Mumbai Airport.

Blue Dart aviation flies to the following destinations within India, as of October 2017:[2]

City Airport Notes Ref
Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport
Chennai Anna International Airport Hub
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Kochi Cochin International Airport
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Hub
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

As of August 2017, Blue Dart Aviation operates the following aircraft:[5][6]

Blue Dart Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Boeing 757-200PCF 6
Total 6

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline had operated the Boeing 737-200F until 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Corporate details, Blue dart Aviation". bluedartaviation.com. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Blue Dart Express Buys Majority Stake in Blue Dart Aviation". NDTV. 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Blue Dart Express raises stake in aviation company". 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 16. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ "India's Blue Dart Express buys out Blue Dart Aviation". ch-aviation. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "India's Blue Dart Aviation retires country's last B737-200(F)". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 10 September 2015.