Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) has secured near unanimous shareholder approval to acquire two B737-800(F)s from DHL Express, which, according to Cargo Facts, are likely to be ex-SpiceJet (SG, Delhi International) units.

The German logistics firm, which is a 75% shareholder and a commercial partner of Blue Dart Aviation, acquired the two B737-800(BCF)s from Spectre Air Capital in December 2022. N901JK (msn 30474) and N605JJ (msn 30475) were ferried from Naples Capodichino to Nottingham East Midlands in mid-December and remain at the British airport, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. They were retired by SpiceJet in August and September, when the airline chose a fleet of three B737-700(BDSF) for its cargo unit, SpiceXpress.

Blue Dart Aviation sought shareholder consent to acquire two B737-800 freighters in late November. At that time, it estimated the total cost of the transaction to be approximately INR4.1 billion rupees (USD50 million). In a Bombay Stock Exchange filing on December 23, it said that 85.1% of all shareholders and 99.9% of voting shareholders voted in favour of the transaction.

The Indian cargo specialist, which currently operates six B757-200(PCF)s, did not disclose any induction timelines for the B737 freighters. It did not respond to ch-aviation's request for comment. DHL also did not comment.