SpiceJet adds Boeing 767, Airbus A330 freighters to its cargo fleet
January 20, 2021: SpiceJet has inducted two more wide-body planes – a Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 – to its cargo fleet.
January 20, 2021: SpiceJet today announced that it has inducted two more wide-body planes – a Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 – to its dedicated cargo fleet, taking it to 19 aircraft, including five wide-body jets.
Other than the wide-body aircraft, SpiceJet’s cargo fleet includes five Boeing 737 freighters and nine Q-400s.
The two wide-body cargo aircraft that have been inducted would primarily be used for transporting cargo goods, medical and essential supplies on long-haul routes including to destinations in Europe and North America. With the latest induction, SpiceXpress, the airline’s cargo arm, aims to further strengthen its cargo fleet while providing seamless and secure transportation of Covid-19 vaccine.
SpiceJet had recently tied-up with Brussels Airport for providing seamless transportation of Covid-19 vaccine between India and Europe.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, said, “The need for wide-body planes to deliver vaccines and other important cargo has never been more important than today. To cater to this increased demand on long-haul routes, we have inducted two more wide-body jets taking our total cargo fleet size to 19 including five wide-body aircraft. With a mix of wide-body, narrow-body and turboprop cargo aircraft, SpiceJet has ensured seamless delivery of cargo supplies to both international and remote domestic destinations and we will work towards further strengthening our cargo operations in the times to come.”
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