Quikjet Airlines

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Quikjet Cargo
Quikjet Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
QO[1] FQA[1] QUIK LIFT[2]
Commenced operations17 February 2016
HubsIndira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Fleet size1
Destinations4
HeadquartersBangalore, Karnataka, India
Key peopleNirvan Veerasamy (MD)
Websitewww.quikjet.co.in

Quikjet Cargo Airlines Pvt. Ltd., branded as Quikjet Airlines, is an all-cargo airline based in Bangalore, India.

History[edit]

It was formed in 2007, promoted by AFL Pvt Ltd. Switzerland-based Farnair picked up a 36.2% stake in the airline in February 2012, making AFL the second-largest shareholder with 20.8% stake in the carrier.[3] QuikJet had operated one of Farnair's twelve ATR 72-200(F)s until March 2013 before temporarily closing shop in anticipation of a B737-400F.[4] In May 2015, India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approved Farnair's plan to incrementally increase its stake in Quikjet Cargo Airlines from 50.93% to 72.59% involving a minimum total foreign direct investment of Rs. 14.4 Crores. Quickjet plans to launch scheduled domestic cargo services using Boeing 737 aircraft.[5] The airline started scheduled cargo flights on 16 February 2016 using a Boeing 737.[6]

Destinations[edit]

Quikjet operated a single ATR 72-200F from 2011 until 2013.[7] The aircraft is shown here at Luxembourg Findel Airport following its return to Farnair Switzerland

As of February 2016, Quikjet Cargo flies to the following destinations:

Country (State) City Airport Notes Ref
India (Delhi) Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Hub [8]
India (Karnataka) Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport [8]
India (Tamil Nadu) Chennai Chennai International Airport [8]
India (Telangana) Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport [8]
India (West Bengal Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport [8]

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2019, Quikjet Cargo operates the following aircraft:[9]

Quikjet Cargo fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Boeing 737-400F 1
Total 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Quikjet Airlines". ch-aviation. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 January 2017. pp. 3–1–79. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Farnair to hike stake in Tata-funded Quikjet".
  4. ^ "Farnair set to take on four 737-400Fs; one to go to India's Quikjet". ch-aviation. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Air Contractors, Europe Airpost and Farnair to rebrand as ASL Airlines". Air Transport World. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  6. ^ "QuikJet Cargo's inaugural flight touches down at KIAB, Bengaluru".
  7. ^ "ATR 42/72 in QuikJet Cargo history". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e "India's Quikjet Airlines secures Sovika logistics contract". ch-aviation. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 16.

External links[edit]

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