SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator, has added Cambodia to its international cargo network. The airline operated two freighter flights carrying around 25 tons of critical medical supplies to Phnom Penh today.
SpiceJet deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignments and both flights departed for Cambodia from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “We are happy to announce the commencement of our cargo operations to Cambodia. We operated two freighter flights carrying around 25 tons of medical supplies to Phnom Penh today. SpiceJet remains firmly committed and is proud to be part of this global war against COVID-19.”
Till date, SpiceJet has transported close to 6000 tons of cargo on more than 825 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began. Of the 825 flights operated, 294 were international cargo flights. SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Guangzhou, 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.
SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s dedicated cargo arm, has been regularly transporting surgical supplies, sanitizers, face masks, coronavirus rapid test kits, IR thermometers etc. and providing doorstep deliveries of essential supplies, medicines and medical equipment to various cities in India. The airline has helped Indian farmers maintain continuity of their supply chains by operating special cargo flights to take farm produce, fresh fruits and vegetables to various domestic and international destinations.
On March 29, SpiceJet operated a special flight between Delhi and Jodhpur to facilitate transportation of 136 Indian passengers evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran to a Government quarantine facility in the city. SpiceJet operated a special charter flight on March 27 from Delhi to Coimbatore on
Government’s request and transported a Hazmat suit that is helping local authorities replicate and start local manufacturing.