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Cargo Types

Cargo Operations

Air India's Cargo operation flies everything to just about anywhere.

Not very surprising, when you consider how far and wide Indians have settled. Vast population have settled in the Gulf, the US, UK, Africa, Far East and Australia. It is to enable them to maintain links with their friends and families back home, and to let entrepreneurs conveniently go about their business, that Air India has fine tuned its cargo services to their needs.

An active member of IATA, Air India carries all types of cargo including dangerous goods (hazardous materials) and live animals, provided such shipments are tendered according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and IATA Live Animals Regulations respectively.

Here are some of the items transported by Air India over its domestic and international routes.

Personal Effects

To book unaccompanied baggage, please contact any of our offices. For facilitating you in Customs clearance for your unaccompanied baggage at Indian airports, you or your representative should approach Indian Customs at the airport through our office with the following:

  • Copy of Airway bill
  • Passenger's passport
  • Baggage Declaration Form (BDF), duly completed

Sentimental Shipments

We understand how traumatic it is to lose a dear one. That’s why we make sure the mortal remains of the deceased are always carried with utmost care and concern.

Besides passport of the deceased, the following documents are required for carriage of sentimental cargo:

  • Death Certificate from a competent medical authority
  • Embalming and Packaging Certificate, Certificate issued by Embassy (Nationality of deceased) with the deceased’s full name, age at the time of death, place of death and photocopy of passport details.
  • Photocopy of cancelled passport,Police certificate.

It is necessary that the above documents are made in English, otherwise the same should be translated in English.

Odd-Sized Cargo

Do you have any odd sized cargo or heavy cargo to carry? Don’t worry. Like we handle valuables and livestock, we also possess expertise in logistics to carry heavy and odd –sized.

Dangerous Goods

India being an industrial and nuclear power, we regularly carry Dangerous Goods such as flammable, corrosive, poisonous and radioactive substances and varied use including medical. Our Cargo staff is qualified under Dangerous Goods Regulations, to handle such shipments.

Valuables

In order to ensure security of your valuables, we have provided a container with a security locker on wide body aircrafts. The narrow body aircrafts are also fitted with locker for valuable cargo. In fact, the entire operation of loading and unloading is carried out under the vigilant eyes of our Security personnel.

In order to adhere to the strictest security for transportation of cargo on our flights, we ensure that the cargo is loaded on the flight after physical check or x-ray.

Livestock

Over the years we have acquired expertise in carriage of live stock.

Couriers

Courier traffic is a rapidly growing market. Air India has been in the courier business transporting small packages and documents between destinations for years.

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