SpiceJet enters into strategic partnership with Brussels Airport to transport vaccine to Europe


India’s budget airline SpiceJet on Tuesday signed an agreement with Belgium’s Brussels Airport for providing seamless transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.

As a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Brussels Airport would provide assistance to SpiceJet with regard to slots, networking contracts etc. for speedy delivery of vaccines.

“This tie-up will help SpiceJet to seamlessly transport vaccine not only from Europe and beyond to India, but also help Indian Manufacturers export extremely sensitive drugs in a safe and controlled environment.”

~Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet

As a part of this partnership, Brussels Airport will be SpiceJet’s first flight point for Europe, it mentioned.

“Brussels Airport has more than 30,000m² of temperature-controlled areas. As of today, we have already shipped more than 10 million doses of vaccine from our Brucargo platform to destinations around the world.”

~Arnaud Feist, CEO, Brussels Airport Company.

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Both SpiceJet and Brussels Airport Company NV will jointly work with the government, pharma companies and forwarders to ensure a reliable ecosystem for vaccine delivery in a temperature-controlled environment, it said.

India started its vaccine movement from Tuesday morning when SpiceJet flight SG8937 flight transported the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine from Pune to Delhi.

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