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SpiceJet operated 430 flights and carried 3300 tonnes of cargo since lockdown

April 20, 2020: SpiceJet has operated 300 domestic and 130 international cargo flights and carried 3300 cargo since the lockdown began.

The Indian carrier has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai and Kabul carrying vital medical supplies.
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The Indian carrier has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai and Kabul carrying vital medical supplies.

April 20, 2020: SpiceJet has operated 300 domestic and 130 international cargo flights and carried 3300 cargo since the lockdown began.

The Indian carrier has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai and Kabul carrying vital medical supplies.

SpiceJet's cargo flights timeline
April 19: SpiceJet B737 freighter carrying medical and emergency supplies from Shanghai (flight SG 7078) arrived at Delhi.

April 15: SpiceJet operated a cargo freighter to carry medical supplies from Shanghai to Hyderabad and another freighter carrying farm produce from Kolkata to Colombo to help local farmers.

April 10: SpiceJet used its Q400 aircraft to ferry medical supplies from Kolkata to Guwahati. The cargo was carried in the passenger cabin and belly space. Also operated cargo freighters carrying medical supplies from Hyderabad to Ho Chi Minh City and from Singapore to Bengaluru.

April 9 - SpiceJet operated its first cargo freighter to Singapore to bring critical medical equipment to Chennai.

April 7 - SpiceJet operated India’s first cargo-on-seat flight carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin & belly space from Delhi to Chennai. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin.

Beginning April 2 - SpiceJet has helped transport more than 4000 Coronavirus Rapid Test Kits to Kozhikode from Mumbai.

March 29 - SpiceJet operated a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur for 136 Indian nationals evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran who have been taken to a Government quarantine facility in the city.

March 27 - SpiceJet operated a special charter flight from Delhi to Coimbatore on government's request. This flight was operated at very short notice and carried a Hazmat suit. This will help local authorities replicate and start local manufacturing.

March 26 - SpiceJet helped transport an emergency consignment of IR Thermometers, required to detect COVID-19, to Kolkata from Hong Kong.

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