Blue Dart "Best Cargo Airline"

Mumbai : October 5, 2007:

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's premier integrated express courier and package distribution company, has won the "Cargo operator of the year (Cargo Airline)" award presented at the Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave. The awards were instituted by IndiaTimes Mindscape along with the Business India group. A C Neilson was accredited with the research for the awards nominee's and the winners.

Blue Dart was adjudged winner in this category for its size of network, reliable service, range of products and value added services, introduction of new products and services and cost efficiency.

Blue Dart took a bold futuristic step and set up India's first dedicated cargo aviation infrastructure with its own ground handling and maintenance capability way back in 1996. Till date it is the only domestic cargo airline with a fleet of jet aircraft - 2 B757s and 4 737s offering an unrivalled payload of 300 tonnes each night across 62 route connections. Blue Dart is firmly positioned as the market leader in the domestic air express segment with 41.7% market share.

Mr. Anil Khanna, Managing Director, said, "This award not only reinforces our commitment to satisfying customer requirements but also encourages us to deliver way beyond their expectations. We will therefore, continue to build an infrastructure that is prepared to explore the opportunities that the growing Indian economy provides."

Blue Dart was also awarded the CAPA "Cargo airline of the year Merit Award" in 2006.

DHL, which holds 81.03% stake in Blue Dart, bagged the "Express Operator of the Year Award". Mr Craig Grossgart, Country Manager, DHL Express India received the award on DHL's behalf.

About Blue Dart: Blue Dart, South Asia's premier courier, and integrated express package Distribution Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 17,500 locations in India.

As part of the DHL Group, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries, and offering an entire spectrum of distribution services, including express, air freight, ocean freight, supply chain solutions, freight forwarding, customs clearance, project handling and charters through the 4 Business Units in India - DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Exel Supply Chain and Blue Dart.

Blue Dart was selected a Business Superbrand from over 1699 brands across 169 product categories, received the Readers Digest's Most Trusted Brand Gold Award, and is listed in the Dun & Bradstreet top 500 companies in India. The Blue Dart team drives marketplace leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air capacity, cutting-edge technology, innovation, and value-added services, to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers.


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