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Blue Dart launches a new state-of-the-art facility at Mumbai International Airport, further boosting its market leadership in India

  • Blue Dart Aviation is committed to partner with stakeholders in providing excellent quality assurance for infrastructure at airports
  • The state-of-the-art facility will enhance air side and city side access to expedite vehicle movement, provide on-time performance and speed up shipment deliveries across the country

7th February 2019, Mumbai

Blue Dart today announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art aviation facility strategically located near Terminal 1 (Domestic) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai. The facility measures 4300 sq. meters and is equipped with both air and city side access, enabling fast and efficient transfer of shipments, improving transit times and further strengthening Blue Dart’s market leading service quality.

The new facility is equipped with dedicated ground handling with superior equipment, automation, state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced technologies to support handling of express shipments within the shortest time possible, in compliance with security and safety protocols.

Blue Dart Aviation (BDA), India’s first and only domestic cargo airline in operation for 23 years, has a dedicated fleet of six B757-200 freighters providing a capacity of 500 tonnes and 86 route connections each night. Mumbai is one of BDA’s major hubs with 4 flight departures connecting 8 sectors on BDA’s air network. BDA has its own ground handling, security and engineering capability and carries out its own heavy airframe maintenance with its professional and qualified manpower.

Features of Blue Dart’s state-of-the-art facility in Mumbai

  • The long lease facility provides certainty of tenure so important to assure reliable, speedy logistics distribution within the country.
  • The facility measures 4300 sq. meters, is equipped with both air and city side access, enabling fast and efficient transfer of shipments between aircraft and the express surface transportation system, improving transit times and further strengthening Blue Dart’s market leading service quality.
  • Equipped with dedicated ground handling with superior equipment, automation, state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced technologies to support handling of express shipments within the shortest time possible, in compliance with security and safety protocols.
  • Will greatly ease the current space constraints with improved airport infrastructure to support future growth.

Rajeev Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Mumbai International Airport said, “We congratulate Blue Dart and express our best wishes for this facility. We are confident that this new facility at Mumbai Airport will boost the growth of Blue Dart”.

Commenting on the launch, Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director, Blue Dart Aviation said, “Blue Dart, the undisputed leader is a trade facilitator and an enabler for key businesses in the country. We have created distinct market differentiation through our excellent B2B and B2C solutions and we will continue to invest in creating superior infrastructure capabilities to provide the best solutions for our customers. The launch of the new facility will boost on-time performance, improve our market-leading transit times and further strengthen our day-definite and time-definite delivery across the country. Blue Dart is also committed to supporting the Government of India in its ‘Make in India’ vision by providing modern air infrastructure, advanced technology and integrated transportation for quality distribution”.

Blue Dart Aviation’s MIAL hub provides long-term, dedicated infrastructure for accelerating process and throughput of large volumes of express shipments from its fleet of aircraft, with enhanced city side access, to expedite vehicle movement and shipment deliveries, while providing excellent quality assurance for customers.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart, South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,420 locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work® Institute, Asia, named amongst the ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India 2016’ by AON Hewitt, voted a ‘Superbrand’ for the 11th time in a row and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’ for the 11th time in a row, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few.

Blue Dart fulfils its social responsibility of climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) through programs.

For further information contact :

marketing@bluedart.com

Dated : 7th February 2019

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