A SpiceJet freighter carrying round 10 tons of Covid-19 associated medical supplies, primarily mask-making gear, arrived in Kolkata from Shanghai on Saturday night time.
In a launch dated April 15, SpiceJet had mentioned that it was working its first-ever B737 cargo freighter flight to China to hold Covid-19 associated important medical supplies from Shanghai to Hyderabad.
In the discharge, Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, mentioned: “From at present, SpiceJet freighters have begun ferrying essential medical supplies from China. In addition to Shanghai, we’re additionally working freighters to Singapore and Sri Lanka at present.”
“Regular SpiceJet cargo flights are also being operated to Hong Kong, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other places while our domestic cargo operations have been significantly boosted by our passenger aircraft fleet where both our B737 and Q400 aircraft have been deployed to operate cargo-on-seat flights. We have put our resources to maximum use transporting over 2,700 tons of cargo on more than 300 flights since the nation-wide lockdown began,” he had added.
SpiceJet has operated near 430 cargo flights for the reason that lockdown started carrying over 3,300 tons of cargo. Of the 430 cargo flights, 130 had been worldwide cargo flights.
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep S Puri had tweeted on April 15: “Domestic Cargo Operators SpiceJet, Blue Dart & Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis while they also carry Lifeline Udan cargo. Spice Jet: 230 flights, 2765 tons, Blue Dart: 108 flights, 1709 tons, and IndiGo: 25 flights, 21.77 tons.”
A freighter of the identical airline carrying roughly 18 tons of medical and emergency supplies from Shanghai landed in Delhi late on Friday night time, mentioned an official assertion issued by the SpiceJet.