SpiceJet freighter carrying COVID-19 medical supplies from Shanghai landed in Delhi late last night (SG 7017). The aircraft carried approximately 18 tons of medical and emergency supplies.
A brief on SpiceJet’s cargo operations since the Lockdown began
SpiceJet is India’s biggest air cargo operator and the only domestic airline which has a dedicated fleet of freighters
SpiceJet has operated close to 522 cargo flights since the lockdown began carrying more than 3993 tons of cargo
The airline has transported essential items, cold chain medical supplies, medicines, medical equipment, relief material, IR Thermometers, Coronavirus Rapid Test Kits, face masks, sanitizers and essential surgical supplies etc.
SpiceJet was the first Indian carrier to operate a cargo-on-seat flight on April 7, 2020. The airline has now deployed both its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to ferry carry cargo in the passenger cabin
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 and a host of other places carrying vital supplies
From operating a special charter flight from Delhi to Coimbatore to carry a Hazmat suit, to operating a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur for quarantine passengers coming from Iran, to operating India’s first cargo-on-seat flight carrying vital supplies, SpiceJet has been at the very forefront of this war against coronavirus