New Delhi – Cathay Cargo, a global leader in the cargo industry, hosted the ‘Wings of Excellence’ – India Celebrations, on Friday, 25 August 2023, at Andaz in Aerocity, New Delhi. The event not only celebrated the company’s skilled employees who through their expertise deliver on Cathay Cargo’s inspiring tagline, ‘We Know How’; but more importantly also acknowledged the invaluable trust and the unwavering support from Cathay Cargo’s key shippers, freight forwarders and ground handlers (GHA’s), across India.
This marked the first national-level event since the onset of the pandemic. Tom Owen, Director Cargo and Rakesh Raicar – Regional General Manager, South Asia Middle East and Africa, were also in attendance to extend their appreciation to Cathay Cargo’s essential stakeholders.
The ‘Wings of Excellence’ platform serves to recognise and appreciate the pivotal role and collaboration of key partners, freight forwarders, and ground handlers (GHA) for showcasing their integral support to Cathay Cargo.
Speaking at the event, Cathay Pacific’s Rakesh Raicar said: “It’s truly an honour to connect with our partners whose enthusiasm and trust have greatly enriched our working relationship, and I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we continue to collaborate. Our collective adaptability, collaboration, and innovation have propelled us to become the preferred cargo solutions partner for renowned global brands. As we navigate the path to the new normal, we must remember that our shared commitment to upholding our brand promise will steer us through the next phase of growth.”
Regional Head of Cargo, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Rajesh Menon said: “We presently operate 18-21 cargo freighters weekly from our primary ports - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru; in addition to utilising the cargo belly capacity of the 23 passenger flights departing from India. Our position as the fourth-largest airfreight operator in India – one of the top-ten biggest cargo markets globally after the United States and China – is a testament to the unwavering support and dedication of our freight forwarders and ground handlers. The ‘Wings of Excellence’ celebrates and acknowledges our exceptional partners who have been instrumental in our achievements. With the steady expansion of the e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries, we remain bullish on the Indian market and anticipate the continued support of our stakeholders in driving the forthcoming phase of growth.”