SpiceXpress, the air cargo arm of SpiceJet, today airlifted 3100 oxygen concentrators from Beijing, China to New Delhi. The airline used its B767 and A330 wide-body aircraft to airlift the concentrators from Beijing. The first aircraft landed in Delhi at 9.10 a.m. today and the second will arrive later in the afternoon.
The airline has airlifted more than 9950 oxygen concentrators from the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and China so far in the last two weeks. These oxygen concentrators have been ordered by SpiceHealth and other organizations. SpiceHealth, a healthcare company launched by the promoters of SpiceJet, has been working actively with state governments and hospitals across the country to address the issue of acute shortage of oxygen.
With a network spanning 63 domestic and 50 international destinations and a fleet of 19 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is capable of flying over 600 tonnes of cargo daily to domestic and international destinations.
Ever since the lockdown began in March 2020, SpiceJet and SpiceXpress have played critical roles and worked relentlessly to ensure that the country’s supply chain remained intact. The airline has helped in the transportation of vital goods, medical supplies and fruits and vegetables to all corners of India and the world.
SpiceJet has transported more than 1.6 lakh tonnes of cargo since March 25, 2020. The airline has transported a record 88,802 kg of Covid vaccine shipment with a total dosage of 34 million Covid vaccines between January 12 and April 12, 2021.
To ensure seamless delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine both within and outside the country, SpiceJet has tied up with multiple partners including Brussels Airport, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), Adani Ahmedabad International Airport among others. The airline has also tied-up with global leaders in cold chain solutions offering active and passive packaging and has the capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled temperatures ranging from -40°c to +25°c.