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SpiceJet launches cargo flights to Leh for essentials supply in winters

November 26, 2020: SpiceJet today launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country with its first freighter flight from Delhi to Leh carrying 13 tonnes of cargo supplies.

With the launch of the cargo services, SpiceJet is the first and only airline to have dedicated freighter flights connecting Leh.
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With the launch of the cargo services, SpiceJet is the first and only airline to have dedicated freighter flights connecting Leh.

November 26, 2020: SpiceJet today launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country with its first freighter flight from Delhi to Leh carrying 13 tonnes of cargo supplies.

SpiceJet’s first freighter flight SG 7370 departed from Delhi at 9:05 am and reached Leh at 10:40 am. The airline’s first scheduled cargo flight from Leh departed at 11:25 am and was flagged off by member of parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.

SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, will deploy its Boeing 737 freighter on this route. With the launch of the cargo services, SpiceJet is the first and only airline to have dedicated freighter flights connecting Leh.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said, “Our flight services are especially significant considering the extreme weather conditions during winter months when temperatures fall below sub-zero levels hampering the movement of essential supplies and cargo for the local populace and administration in Leh. Our freighter services to Leh will ensure seamless and timely transportation of essential supplies to this most beautiful part of our country throughout winters.”

The new flights launched are seasonal and will operate during the winter months when surface transportation is disrupted owing to harsh weather conditions. Leh, the largest town of the union territory of Ladakh, is primarily dominated by a mountainous landscape which makes surface transport even more difficult during the winters when the terrain is mostly covered with snow most of the time.

The dedicated cargo flights will help transport fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, perishables, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and other general cargo. Besides improving logistics and connectivity, the new freighter service will ensure transportation of these essential commodities remains unaffected due to dipping temperatures and adverse weather conditions during these winter months.

SpiceJet operates a fleet of 17 cargo aircraft including three wide-body planes and is the only Indian carrier to operate long-haul non-stop cargo flights to Europe, Africa and CIS countries.

Freighter schedule:


Flight no.

Origin

Destination

Departure

Arrival

Date of operation

SG - 7370

Delhi

Leh

09:05

10:40

26-Nov, 2020

SG - 7371

Leh

Delhi

11:25

12:50

26-Nov, 2020

SG - 7370

Delhi

Leh

09:35

11:10

28-Nov, 2020

SG - 7371

Leh

Delhi

11:55

13:20

28-Nov, 2020

SG - 7370

Delhi

Leh

09:05

10:40

30-Nov, 2020

SG - 7371

Leh

Delhi

11:25

12:50

30-Nov, 2020


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