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

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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.