SpiceJet on Monday mentioned it’ll quickly induct its first Airbus A340 cargo plane in its freighters fleet. The induction of the primary wide-body freighter will assist the airline to primarily function cargo flights on long-haul routes together with to locations in Europe, CIS and African area, SpiceJet mentioned in a launch.
With the newest induction, SpiceJet can have a devoted fleet of 9 freighter plane consisting of 5 Boeing 737s, three Bombardier Q-400s and one Airbus A340.
“The induction of our first wide-body cargo plane will likely be an enormous recreation changer in our journey because the nation’s largest cargo operator,” SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh mentioned.
He mentioned the airline very quickly will likely be working continuous cargo providers throughout the globe to locations in Europe, Africa and Commonwealth of Unbiased States (CIS) nations which until a number of months again would have been unthinkable.
“We’re assured that our long-haul cargo flights would additional assist enhance Indian companies, farmers, pharma corporations offering them seamless entry to newer markets,” Singh added.
In line with the discharge, SpiceJet as an air cargo providers supplier has operated over 5,600 flights transporting over 31,000 tonnes of cargo since March 25, 2020.
On April 7, 2020, SpiceJet operated India’s first cargo-on-seat flight carrying important provides in passenger cabin and stomach house. Since then, the airline has been commonly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger plane to hold cargo within the passenger cabin, it added.
SpiceJet’s worldwide cargo community now spans over 41 worldwide locations that embody Almaty, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Cambodia, Cairo, Cebu, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Male, Myanmar, amongst others.
The airline has additionally been actively utilizing Ras Al-Khaimah airport as a hub for its cargo operations, as per the discharge.