SpiceJet operates maiden cargo flight to Baghdad carrying medical supplies

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, SpiceJet stated it operated its maiden freighter flight to Baghdad on Monday carrying 20 tonnes of medical supplies. The flight was operated utilizing the B737 freighter plane from Delhi to the capital metropolis of Iraq, the airline said in its press launch.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, stated, “Baghdad is the latest addition to our network in the Middle East. We transported 20 tonnes of COVID-19 related medical supplies to Iraq today and are thankful for each and every opportunity that we get to serve in these times of crisis.”

In one other press launch, the finances service stated it transported 950 tonnes of shrimp between March 25, when the coronavirus-induced lockdown started, and May 8. Moreover, the airline said it has ferried 1,070 tonnes of farm produce between March 25 and May 8.

India has been underneath lockdown since March 25 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 67,100 individuals and killed round 2,200 individuals until now within the nation until now.

All business passenger flight operations have been suspended for the lockdown interval. However, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and particular flights authorised by the aviation regulator DGCA have been allowed to function.

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