SpiceJet’s all freighters flying in full capacity to fight Covid-19
March 27, 2020: SpiceJet’s fleet of five dedicated freighters are crisscrossing the country daily and flying to nearby countries including to those in the Middle-East and South-East Asia with fresh fruits and vegetables, cold chain medical supplies, medicines, medical devices for various state governments, medical and pharma companies, internationa
March 27, 2020: SpiceJet’s fleet of five dedicated freighters are crisscrossing the country daily and flying to nearby countries including to those in the Middle-East and South-East Asia with fresh fruits and vegetables, cold chain medical supplies, medicines, medical devices for various state governments, medical and pharma companies, international retailers and farmer bodies in a joint war against COVID-19.
"SpiceJet’s pilots, engineers, loaders, security personnel operating and assisting these cargo flight operations are working 24x7 in these unprecedented times. The airline is working closely with state governments to ensure supplies of essential items, medicines, medical equipment and relief material while also providing doorstep deliveries to pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and diagnostic centres," says the release.
While the skies have fallen silent, SpiceXpress, with its dedicated freighters, is ensuring that medical equipment and essentials reach every corner of the country.@AjaySingh_SG#SpiceXpress pic.twitter.com/9dVCTxSvR9— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) March 25, 2020
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, said, “We will do as much as we can to help our government and fellow citizens in the fight to defeat coronavirus. Corona warriors all over the country – be it our doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, the police, volunteers – and our government is doing an excellent job. We at SpiceJet are proud and honoured to help our government and people in whatever small way we can.”
SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s dedicated cargo arm, has been doing doorstep deliveries of essential supplies, medicines and medical equipment in Bengaluru, Patna, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Kochi, Guwahati, Jammu, Lucknow among other cities.
Fight against Covid-19
Since early March, SpiceJet has been operating special cargo flights to ferry vital supplies in the fight against coronavirus. SpiceJet helped transport an emergency consignment of IR Thermometers, required to detect Covid-19, to Kolkata from Hong Kong and will be operating more flights this week. Special cargo flights have been operated to Gujarat and other States too.
SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and other countries taking fresh fruits and vegetables and helping Indian farmers maintain continuity of their supply chains.
Helping shrimp farmers
SpiceJet is also operating dedicated freighter services from Chennai & Vishakhapatnam to Surat & Kolkata to help India’s shrimp farmers. Till now, shrimp hatcheries used to face a lot of problems in transporting seeds in the absence of dedicated flights leading to a high mortality rate of shrimp seeds which in turn led to heavy losses.
SpiceXpress, launched in September 2018, operates on both domestic and international routes and is powered by SpiceJet’s fully integrated transportation network including air cargo, ground transportation and warehousing facilities across the country.