Start-up carrier Flypop has brought its second aircraft into service for cargo operations.

The A330 aircraft flew into the carrier’s base at London Stansted airport over the weekend, painted in a distinctive livery featuring multi-coloured dots on the tailfin.

Flypop has been partnering with Hi Fly airline for zero LOPA cargo operations over the past few months to meet the growing international demand for cargo flights.

The carrier’s CEO and Principal (Nino) Navdip Singh Judge commented:

“Fantastic to see our second flypop aircraft in the skies and especially here at our UK base at London Stansted Airport and flying over my house! Flypop is now a revenue generating airline and we look forward to continuing to grow our fleet of aircraft throughout 2022 for both cargo and passenger operations.”

The airline will bring two more of its fleet of aircraft into service for cargo duties and plans to launch passenger flights this summer “to meet the pent-up demand of the Indian diaspora communities living in the UK”.

Launch routes have yet to be confirmed, but the airline has outlined a number of target destinations for 2022, including Amritsar, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Chandigarh.

Business Traveller first reported on the paper carrier back in 2016, and the airline recently received investment from the UK government’s Future Fund.

Meanwhile, start-up carrier Hans Airways has signed a Letter of Intent to take delivery of its first aircraft – an Airbus A330-200 – to operate flights from Birmingham to secondary Indian cities.

UK-India carrier Hans Airways plans to operate ex-Air Europa A330-200