Blue Dart Acquires Fourth Aircraft

- India's only cargo airline augments its distribution capability

Mumbai : June 9, 2003

Blue Dart Express Limited, South Asia's leading courier and integrated air express package distribution company, has acquired its fourth aircraft, a Boeing 737, as part of its fleet expansion plans. The aircraft has been acquired for operations by its 100% subsidiary, Blue Dart Aviation, the only cargo airline in India.

The aircraft will boost the Blue Dart's already robust fleet of three Boeing 737 freighters, and will enhance the present cargo capacity by a minimum of 30 tonnes per day, adding to its present daily capacity of 145 tonnes. Blue Dart has obtained all permissions from the DGCA for the new aircraft.

Announcing the acquisition of the fourth aircraft Clyde Cooper, Managing Director, announced, "The acquisition of the fourth aircraft reinforces Blue Dart's leadership in the domestic express industry. On induction it would further strengthen our capabilities to service our strong customer base spanning across more than 13,600 locations in the country. The new aircraft will meet the increased demands on capacity and complement our strong integrated ground network".

Blue Dart, South Asia's leading courier and integrated air express package Distribution Company with dedicated aviation infrastructure, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 13,600 locations in the region. Through its sales alliance with world #1, DHL Worldwide Express, Blue Dart offers its customers the DHL advantage of global reach, unmatched cross-border specialisation and greater network flexibility. Blue Dart has been re-certified recently, as one of a handful of Indian companies, to the new global ISO 9001-2000 standards. The Blue Dart team drives marketplace leadership through its unique aviation system, cutting edge technology, innovation and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers.



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Dated : June 9, 2003

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