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SpiceJet Operates Maiden Freighter Flights to Indonesia & Nepal

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May 28, 2020

GURUGRAM:
SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator, has added Indonesia and Nepal to its international cargo network. The airline operated its maiden freighter flights carrying cargo supplies to Jakarta in Indonesia and essential medical supplies to Kathmandu in Nepal from Mumbai. SpiceJet deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for both the assignments.

SpiceJet is operating 34 cargo flights today. The airline has transported 11,500 tons of cargo on 1632 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began.

SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Sudan, Khartoum, Incheon, Cebu, Huangzhou, Tashkent,   Baghdad, Cambodia, 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.