SpiceJet, India’s biggest air cargo operator, operated its maiden freighter flight carrying around 14 tons of critical medical essentials including medicines and other medical supplies from Guangzhou, China to India’s capital, Delhi. The aircraft reached Delhi late last night. The consignment also carried protective equipment and Covid-19 related supplies. The airline deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignment.
“Guangzhou is the latest addition to SpiceJet’s fast expanding international cargo network. Some very important medical supplies were carried in our freighter yesterday. SpiceJet has till date transported over 4750 tons of cargo on more than 651 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began. Of these, 233 were international cargo flights.” Said, Ajay Singh, chairman & managing director, SpiceJet.
SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Kabul, Myanmar, Sharjah, Male, Kuala Lumpur, Ukraine and a host of other places.
SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7 carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin & belly space. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin.