Kinshasa N’Djili, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – Serve Air Cargo, a Congolese cargo specialist, founded by Harish Jagtani reached a significant milestone on June 4, 2023, with the delivery of its first B737-800(SF) aircraft. The freighter, bearing the registration N138TS (msn 30516), arrived at Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport, marking a new chapter in the company’s growth. The information was revealed by ch-aviation research, a respected aviation data provider.
The B737-800(SF) aircraft acquired by Serve Air Cargo is 21 years old and previously served under the registration B-2672 for Air China (CA) before undergoing a passenger-to-freighter conversion. Serve Air Cargo’s fleet already includes nine aircraft, with a focus on Boeing jets. Among them are five in-house Boeing B727-200(F) and four Boeing B737-300(F) aircraft, of which two are owned by the company while the remaining two are leased from AerCap.
Serve Air Cargo, founded on January 5, 1993, by Harish Jagtani, currently serves various destinations in the DRC from its Kinshasa hub. The company’s network includes Goma, Lubumbashi, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, Kisangani, Beni, Isiro, Kindu, Bukavu, Butembo, Bunia, and Kalemie, as mentioned on its official website. With the addition of the new B737-800(SF), Serve Air Cargo aims to enhance its capacity and offer a wider range of services to its customers.
The delivery of the B737-800(SF) involved a multi-stop journey from Jinan, China, to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aircraft made stops at Macau International, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia before finally reaching its destination at Kinshasa N’Djili International Airport. The complex journey highlights the global reach and logistical expertise required for such deliveries.
Serve Air Cargo’s services encompass a wide range of cargo transportation solutions. In addition to standard air freight, the company offers courier and express mail services, handling special cargo, charter flights, and live animal transports. The expansion of their fleet with the B737-800(SF) will enable them to further strengthen their capabilities and meet the growing demand for efficient cargo services in the region.
The arrival of the B737-800(SF) not only demonstrates Serve Air Cargo’s commitment to expanding its operations but also signifies its dedication to providing reliable and efficient cargo solutions to its customers. With a well-established presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a growing fleet, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the region’s evolving air cargo market.
Serve Air Cargo’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Harish Jagtani, expressed his enthusiasm for the new addition to the fleet, stating, “The delivery of our first B737-800(SF) marks a significant milestone for Serve Air Cargo. This aircraft will enable us to enhance our capacity and serve our customers more effectively. We remain committed to delivering reliable cargo services while expanding our network to connect even more communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond.”
As Serve Air Cargo continues to expand its fleet and network, it is poised to play a crucial role in supporting the growth of trade and commerce in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a focus on efficiency, reliability, and customer satisfaction, the company is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of the air cargo industry and contribute to the economic development of the region.