India’s leading airline SpiceJet has recently added Doha (Qatar), Almaty (Iraq) and Sulaymaniyah (Kazakhstan) to its list of destinations for its international cargo network.
The airline today operated two cargo flights from Mumbai to Doha carrying over 20 tonnes of pharma, perishables and cargo supplies.
SpiceJet, using their Boeing 737 freighter aircraft, carried over 14 tonnes of pharma and cargo supplies to Almaty from Delhi and over 17 tonnes of essential cargo and relief goods to Sulaymaniyah from Sharjah, UAE.
Interestingly, Spicejet signed an MoU with Gulf Air to co-ordinate cargo and other services last year in November.
“With Almaty, Sulaymaniyah and Doha we have further expanded our fast growing cargo network in the Middle East and CIS boosting the supply chain in these unprecedented times.”~Ajay Singh, chairman & managing director, SpiceJet
SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7 carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin and belly space. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin. Recently, Spicejet announced that it has converted three of its Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, SpiceJet has been transporting essential cargo to and from destinations across the world like Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Bishkek, Cambodia, Cairo, Cebu, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Huangzhou, Incheon, Jakarta, Kabul, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kyrgyzstan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Male, Myanmar, Shanghai, Singapore, Sharjah, Tashkent and Ukraine among others.