British start-up flypop has announced it is partnering with ACMI / wet-lease specialist Hi Fly to launch a cargo operation ahead of the planned launch of its passenger services.
flypop will operate an A330 for Zero LOPA (where passenger seats have been removed) cargo operation designed to meet the current high demand for global cargo.
Navdip Singh Judge, CEO & Principal of flypop, said: “This is another major milestone in the flypop journey as we have inducted the first of our four aircraft. We hope our cargo routes will assist with the global demand for cargo and help to alleviate cargo shortages for the Christmas holidays and beyond.”
Hi Fly President, Paulo Mirpuri, added: “We are looking forward to working with the flypop team in the short-term doing cargo and in the long-term flying Indian and South Asian diaspora passengers into the Second Cities of India. Helping flypop in its journey from a start-up airline to a global player is very exciting for me personally and also to my Hi Fly team of wide-body experts.”
flypop is planning to launch low-cost long-haul passenger flights between London Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS) to India including the cities of including Amritsar, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Chandigarh.
The start-up hopes to begin services once the global pandemic situation becomes clearer.