SpiceJet announced it had inducted two more wide-body planes – a Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 – to its dedicated cargo fleet, taking it to 19 aircraft, including five wide-body jets.
The two wide-body cargo aircraft that have been inducted would primarily be used for transporting cargo goods, medical and essential supplies on long-haul routes including to destinations in Europe and North America.
Other than the wide-body aircraft, SpiceJet’s cargo fleet includes five Boeing 737 freighters and nine Q-400s.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “The need for wide-body planes to deliver vaccines and other important cargo has never been more important than today. To cater to this increased demand on long-haul routes, we have inducted two more wide-body jets taking our total cargo fleet size to 19 including five wide-body aircraft. With a mix of wide-body, narrow-body and turboprop cargo aircraft, SpiceJet has ensured seamless delivery of cargo supplies to both international and remote domestic destinations and we will work towards further strengthening our cargo operations in the times to come.”
With the latest induction, the airline’s cargo arm SpiceXpress will aim to further strengthen its cargo fleet while providing seamless and secure transportation of COVID-19 vaccine.
Recently, SpiceJet had tied-up with Brussels Airport for providing seamless transportation of Covid-19 vaccine between India and Europe.