Experts delivered powerful insights on the “Indo-UK Vision: Chartering New trajectories for Growth of Air Trade between India and the UK” event in association with Agility Logistics, on the third and final day of Aero India on Friday.
The event witnessed spirited and enlightening discussions and exchange of thoughts, ideas and opinions as industry stalwarts opened up and shared their views on the tremendous growth scaled by air cargo and what lies ahead for the two countries.
The event drew attention to how India and the United Kingdom have increased air trade opportunities that need to be tapped into.
The discussion also talked about capacity challenges encountered due to the pandemic and imposed lockdowns, while touching upon about the compliances and infrastructure that have been put in place by the respective authorities.
It explored synergies in thought and action between the two nations and invited more dialogue and collective efforts into it.
The discussion underlined the importance of UK as the gateway of distribution to the entire European countries and how it holds a lot of potential to pave the road to better utilisation of opportunities.
The event witnessed industry stalwarts like Keku Bomi Gazder, CEO, AAICLAS, Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport, Satyaki Raghunath, Chief of Strategy and Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd., Jeremy Pilmore- Bedford, Rob Wiemerink, RCM Asia Pacific, Middle East, IAG cargo, to name a few, come forward and share their insightful thoughts and ideas on the opportunities that lay ahead for the two countries to explore amid the strong performance put up by the air cargo industry.
Mr Gazder touched upon the emergence of air cargo amid the toil of the pandemic and how its importance is now being duly acknowledged and recognised. He highlighted significant strides made possible by the Indian Air cargo sector during the pandemic and how it is finally getting the recognition it deserved.
Mr Panicker shed light on the special operations in place for cargo at Hyderabad airport, like boosting charter movement through Hyderabad especially through domestic markets and international pockets like US, Middle East, Paris, etc through Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle(HC3) to domestic and international hubs.
Mr Raghunath spoke about the importance of collaborations especially in the logistics sector and how they have been responsible for the feats achieved.
The event was brilliantly moderated by Satish Lakkaraju, Chief Commercial Officer, Agility.