The fifth cargo of the Indo-Afghanistan Air Corridor landed the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi on 17th August, 2017.

After, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) and Kam Air Company, this flight was carried out by the Kam Air Company containing 93 tons of fresh fruits (watermelon, grapes, apricots and peaches).

As per the MoU, the traders are liable to pay 10 cents (USD) per kg for the goods to be exported in the Indian market and the remaining cost will be borne as an incentive by the government of Afghanistan to further promote Afghan exports to India and to get easy access to the Indian market.

The cargo will carry 100 tons of goods at the end of every week from Kabul to New Delhi and Kandahar to Amritsar.  It has been proposed to extend the air corridor services to other cities in Afghanistan and India in order to expand  the regional connectivity.

 

 

 

 

 

The third air cargo flight from Kabul is going to land in Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi on 30th July 2017.

After the official inauguration of the India-Afghanistan Air Corridor on 20th June 2017, the third air cargo, carrying fresh fruits such as apricots, melons and fresh fruits juice is going to land in New Delhi today and the fourth air cargo which will carry 45693 Kgs of Asafoetida (Spices and herbs) is due to fly from Kabul and arrive in New Delhi on 31st July 2017.

The Second Air Cargo Flight from Afghanistan (Kandahar) to Arrive in Delhi on June 24, 2017

 

New Delhi-June 23, 2017— the second air cargo flight carrying 10 MTs of fresh fruits and 30 MTs of vegetable and medicinal plants from Kandahar, Afghanistan scheduled to land in Delhi tomorrow 24 June 2017.

Direct air cargo link between Afghanistan and India was established with the inaugural flight landed in Delhi on June 19, 2017, which carried 60 MTs of Hing (asafetida). Similarly, air cargo flight from Delhi to Kabul transported 100 MTs of goods, mainly pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

The Afghanistan-India Air Freight Corridor was inaugurated by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on June 19, 2017, in Kabul. The inaugural flight was received at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India in the presence of Civil Aviation Minister, Shri Ganapati Raju & Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar and Afghan Ambassador to India Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali.

The idea of creating air freight corridor first put forward by President Ghani during his meeting with Prime Minister Modi in September last year. The two leaders reached final agreement to set up air cargo service between the two countries when they met in Amritsar later in December.

The Afghanistan-India Air Freight Corridor aims to enhance the annual volume of bilateral trade between the two countries which presently stands at around 700 million US dollars.