IndiGo Cargo to expand capacity in India with A350Fs in 3 years

“In the next three years, we have got significant capacity coming in. IndiGo will be going into wide-body space with the A350, which presents a greater opportunity for cargo,” says Mark Sutch, CCO- Cargo, IndiGo. He adds, “The challenge I see in the short term is the imbalance between trade flows in India. For example, from the east, from China and North Asia, there’s a lot of import into India, and less export. To the west, there’s a lot of export out of India, particularly perishables and pharma into the west but on the import side, it’s slightly lighter. I think in the medium to long term, this will change significantly. Indian manufacturing is going to go up the value chain. Let’s take high-value goods such as mobile phones or tablets. China has been the center of manufacturing for those. But you now see quite a lot of China plus one strategy where organizations are moving their manufacturing to India. A lot of that is now for Indian domestic consumption. But in the next few years, that will also be for export purposes.”