UPS launches first direct flight between India and Europe

UPS flight 747 now connects India directly to Europe and connects UPS customers to markets in North America and Latin America five days a week.

This doubles the company’s previous capacity to and from India for small and medium enterprises looking to increase their revenue base. UPS’s first direct flight from India will connect Delhi to its largest international hub in Cologne, Germany.

Customers have diversified their supply chains as they respond to pandemic disruptions. And the cargo space in the belly of passenger planes – normally reliable and cost effective – has been drastically reduced. Now, driven by market demand and concerned about the continuity of their activities, Indian entrepreneurs are looking for reliable alternatives to import and export products.

What UPS brings:
A smart global logistics network connecting buyers and sellers with speed, precision and ease, no matter how far apart.

A mission to do business across international borders as easily as to do business across the city.

More capacity with the Boeing 747 (payload 307,000 pounds), which translates into lower costs for customers and lower emissions with fewer flights required.

“When business demand increases and global volumes are challenged, you need an intelligent logistics network that can meet customer demands in a changing business environment. The agility of connecting major economies to India via direct flight for exports and imports is an example of UPS’s better not bigger strategy and will provide increased reliability and capacity to UPS customers. Said Rachid Fergati, Managing Director Middle East, Central Asia and Indian Subcontinent for UPS.

“India is an integral part of our international growth strategy. That’s why we opened a dedicated express terminal at Delhi Airport last year, ”said Deepak Shrivastava, Country Manager of UPS Express India. “The past few months have been an inflection point for international supply chains. But we were ready. We’ve been in business for over a century, much longer than any of our competitors. If there’s one thing we know how to do, it’s how to turn challenges into opportunities.

Direct flight between India and Europe will keep supply chains moving, provide better connectivity and increase predictability for UPS customers.

Building on UPS’s intelligent global logistics network and responding to increased demand from companies looking to expand into new markets and reach their global customers faster, UPS has also launched new flights to Tel Aviv. and Istanbul.

The Tel Aviv route will depart from Cologne and pass through Larnaca and then Tel Aviv, while the flight from Istanbul will connect Istanbul to the UPS hub in Cologne six days a week.

James C. Tibbs