SpiceJet operates first freighter to Philippines with 17T medical goods
May 12, 2020: SpiceJet has added the Philippines to its international cargo network by operating its maiden freighter flight carrying 17 tonnes of critical medical and essential supplies from Kolkata to Cebu today.
May 12, 2020: SpiceJet has added the Philippines to its international cargo network by operating its maiden freighter flight carrying 17 tonnes of critical medical and essential supplies from Kolkata to Cebu today. The airline deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignment which departed for Cebu from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport early this morning.
Ajay Singh, chairman & managing director, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is aggressively expanding its international cargo network transporting essential and medical supplies in this global war against COVID-19. The Philippines is the latest addition to our cargo network in Southeast Asia. Today, we are operating 64 cargo flights and these include flights to multiple international destinations. SpiceJet remains firmly committed to ensuring that vital trade routes between India and other countries remain intact.”
SpiceJet, India’s No. 1 air cargo operator,flew its maiden flight to Cebu,Philippines today, carrying over 16 tons of critical medical supplies & more. We’re proud to transport essential & medical commodities across the globe during this global crisis.@HardeepSPuri @AjaySingh_SG pic.twitter.com/w1D3RAaFyw— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) May 12, 2020
Till date, SpiceJet has transported close to 6750 tons of cargo on more than 950 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began. Of the 950 flights operated, 350 were international cargo flights.