Blue Dart Aviation

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Blue Dart Aviation
Blue Dart logo transparent.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1995[citation needed]
HubsChennai International Airport[3]
Fleet size6
Parent companyDeutsche Post (70%)
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu
Key peopleTushar Jani (Chairman)
Tulsi N Mirchandaney (Managing Director)[2]

Blue Dart Aviation is a cargo airline based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It operates with its main base as Chennai International Airport. It serves 7 Indian metro cities. German courier company Deutsche Post owns a 70% stake in the airline through its subsidiary Blue Dart Express.[4][5] It provides service in 220 plus countries and territories all over the world through their parent company's parcel service DHL. Blue Dart opened its dedicated cargo facility at Mumbai airport near Terminal 1 on 7 February 2019. The facility measures 4,300 square meters and has air-side and city-side access, allowing for faster transfer of shipments.[6]


Blue Dart Aviation flies to the following destinations within India, as of June 2019:[2]

City Airport Notes Ref
Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport
Chennai Chennai International Airport Hub
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (operates regular charter services)[citation needed]


Current Fleet[edit]

As of August 2017, Blue Dart Aviation operates the following aircraft:[7][8]

Blue Dart Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Boeing 757-200PCF 6
Total 6

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline had operated the Boeing 737-200F until 2014.[9]


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Corporate details, Blue dart Aviation". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Airline Information". ch-aviation. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Blue Dart Express Buys Majority Stake in Blue Dart Aviation". NDTV. 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Blue Dart Express raises stake in aviation company". 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Blue Dart launches a new state-of-the-art facility at Mumbai International Airport". India Infoline. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 16.
  8. ^ "India's Blue Dart Express buys out Blue Dart Aviation". ch-aviation. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "India's Blue Dart Aviation retires country's last B737-200(F)". Retrieved 10 September 2015.