India Post has started Logistics Post Air Service in Association with Air India on identified sectors amongst 15 linking airports, Agartala, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Imphal, Guwahati, Patna, Lucknow & Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). The main features of this service include.
(i) First Category: Airport. Customer to deposit the consignment at the postal facility available at the airport premises at Logistics Post Air Booking Centre, Palam TMO, New Delhi 110037 and the delivery will be effected to the customer at the post office facility at the destination airport.
(ii) Second Category: City to City (on payment of additional charges). On payment of City to City charges, the consignment will be booked at Logistics Post Air Booking Centre, RMS Bhawan, Delhi – 110006 and the delivery will be effected at the Logistics Post Delivery Centres in the Destination city. (Minimum additional charges Rs 50 per consignment @ Rs. 1/- kg).
(iii) Third Category: Door to Door (on payment of additional charges). Pick up from the premises or delivery at the permises of the consignment (Minimum additional charges Rs. 100 per consignment @ Rs. 2/- per kg).
Charges shall be as per volumetric weight rates to be followed in accordance with IATA standards (6000 cubic cm = 1 kg for the purpose). There will be four types of rates for Logistics Post Air Service viz.
(i) Standard rate – For consignment upto 49 kgs.
(ii) Bulk Rate (BA) – for 50 kgs to 99 kgs.
(iii) Bulk Rate (BB) – For 100 kgs to 249 kgs.
(iv) Bulk Rate (BC) – For 250 kgs & above