Indigo on boards Mark Sutch as Chief Commercial Officer of CarGo International

India’s largest airline IndiGo has appointed Mark Sutch as its new Chief Commercial Officer – CarGo International.

The carrier said, from 1st March its cargo business CarGo will have two CCOs- Mahesh Kumar Malik for domestic and Sutch for international segments.

Mark brings with him 25 years of airline industry experience across different verticals, including extensive cargo experience. Prior to his appointment with Indigo, Sutch worked with CMA CGM Air Cargo, the new French cargo airline by shipping giant CMA CGM, as its chief commercial officer.

Mark before joining CMA CGM also worked with Cathay Pacific Airways, including being based for five years in Mumbai as the airline’s Regional General Manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, said the airline on Thursday.

He also ran all commercial aspects of Cathay Pacific’s cargo division in their Hong Kong head office.

Mark has spent most of his career on international assignments.

“I am very excited with this opportunity at IndiGo. As the airline’s international network and frequency grows, there is an opportunity for IndiGo to build world- class cargo products and solutions using both its A321 freighters and extensive belly capacity. This will support India’s growing air CarGo export and import demand. I look forward to being part of the great IndiGo success story.”

Mark Sutch, CCO-CarGo international, Indigo

“We are pleased to welcome Mark Sutch as our CCO- CarGo International. Mark brings a wealth of industry experience that will support IndiGo to further expand our CarGo business. I would like to thank Mahesh for filling in the two Cargo roles combined for the past period and please join me in wishing Mahesh and Mark all the very best in their new roles in taking Cargo business for IndiGo to even greater heights.”

Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo

IndiGo, over the last few years have been steadily building its cargo business and growing its cargo volume carried in the bellies of its passenger aircraft. The airline after a successful makeover of some of its passenger fleet to carry cargo in cabins during the pandemic, decided to add freighters to its fleet. In November 2022, Indigo inducted its first A321 CarGo freighter, followed by the second aircraft in December.

Indigo consistent on expansion operated its first domestic freighter flight between Delhi to Mumbai and first international flight between Kolkata to Yangon in November 2022.

“With IndiGo’s continuous focus on expansion of our fleet and the significant opportunities and plans that we foresee in the cargo business, it has been decided that we will further strengthen and focus our cargo organisation,” the airline added.

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