SpiceJet carries essential cancer drugs for children
· Carries more than 550 kg of essential cancer medicines free of cost from Delhi to Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru
· SpiceJet has transported 9000 tons of cargo since the nation-wide lockdown began
SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator, carried essential cancer medicines on its freighter flights across India for children suffering from the disease. The airline carried the essential medicines free of cost on four freighter flights on the request from AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS), a subsidiary of Airports Authority of India, and CanKids KidsCan, an NGO.
The cargo flights were operated from Delhi to Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The airline used its Boeing 737 freighter and passenger aircraft to transport these essential medicines.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is privileged to have helped carry essential cancer medicines for kids bravely battling the disease and we will be honoured to provide our service for such noble causes always.”
Last year on Children’s Day, SpiceJet, as part of its signature program – Sapnon ki Udaan, took 118 underprivileged children and adult patients battling cancer, on a ‘joy-flight’.
The airline has transported 9000 tons of medical and essential supplies on more than 1364 cargo flights since the nation-wide lockdown began.
SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from 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.
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