After operating its maiden long-haul cargo flight with a wide-body Airbus A340 freighter aircraft to Mumbai from Dutch capital Amsterdam, India’s biggest budget airline SpiceJet on Thursday operated its first-ever long-haul cargo flight from Delhi to Frankfurt using the same Airbus A340 aircraft, carrying 45 tonnes of cargo supplies.
The flight departed from New Delhi at 00.52 am (IST) on August 27 and reached Frankfurt at 06.44 am (CET) the same day.
SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said, “SpiceJet operated its maiden non-stop cargo flight to Europe – a first by an Indian airline. Our first wide-body flight to Frankfurt, the busiest airport in Germany, carried a massive 45 tonnes of cargo. SpiceJet is now regularly operating non-stop cargo flights to Europe, Africa and CIS countries providing the fastest connectivity to Indian businesses, farmers, pharma companies to the rest of the world.”
Since March 25, Spicejet has operated over 6061 cargo flights and transported over 33,297 tonnes of cargo – this is more than double of all domestic airlines combined together – carrying medicines and medical equipment and fruits and vegetables to all corners of India and the world.