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SpiceJet Adds Russia to its International Cargo Network

In Business
June 10, 2020

GURUGRAM:
SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator, has added Moscow to its fast growing international cargo network. The airline operated its maiden cargo flight from Hyderabad to Moscow carrying over 16 tons of pharma supplies. SpiceJet deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for this cargo flight which will reach Domodedovo Airport at 12 noon (Local Time) today.

SpiceJet has transported over 15,700 tons of cargo on close to 2234 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began. The airline is operating 42 cargo flights today.

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “Moscow is the latest addition to our fast expanding cargo network which spans over 35 international destinations. We have added six new international destinations in the last ten days. Since the lockdown began, SpiceJet has operated more than 2200 cargo flights and has carried around 15,700 tons of cargo.”

SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Bishkek, Cambodia, Cairo, Cebu, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Huangzhou, Incheon, Jakarta, Kabul, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kyrgyzstan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Male, Myanmar, Shanghai, Singapore, Sharjah, Sulaymaniyah, Tashkent, 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.