Russian belly carrier Rossiya Airlines has appointed the Zeal Global Group as its exclusive general sales agent (GSA) for its route into Goa, as part of the joint collaboration between Zeal Global and Taprobane Aviation.
This agreement will further translate into additional cargo capacity from India to Russia, particularly for the pharmaceuticals and industrial companies operating from Goa, which can start direct shipments to Russia.
Zeal Global will be responsible for handling and managing cargo while capitalising on the surge in Russian trade in the region and solidifying the presence of the airline through its offices in New Delhi and a commercial network extending throughout the country.
The prominent categories and the nature of consignments agreed as per the partnership includes all types of general cargo and perishable cargo, namely, pharmaceuticals, spare parts, electrical items, garments, fabrics, fruits and vegetables.
As an exclusive GSA partner for Rossiya Airlines, Zeal Global has committed to a local operation for the handling of cargo. The arrangement has been set up with IndiGo for moving shipments from Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Bangalore and other cities to Goa through bonded trucking and domestic carrier.
Rossiya Airlines operates four flights a week in a week from Goa to Moscow Vnukovo Airport. Each flight will have capacity of nine to 10 tonnes.
Headquartered at Delhi International Airport, Zeal Global, has pan India offices located in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Vizag and Trichi. The company handles 16 cargo flights a day. Some of the airlines they represent are Air Asia, MIAT Mongolian, Copa Air, Arik Air, Asky Air, among others.