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SpiceJet’s first cargo freighter to Singapore brings back critical medical equipment

SpiceJet today operated its first cargo freighter on the Chennai-Singapore-Chennai route. The Boeing 737 freighter aircraft ferried critical medical equipment and COVID-19 related medical supplies. https://twitter.com/flyspicejet/status/1248189682032078848 SpiceJet said...

152 Lifeline UDAN flights ferried over 200 tonnes medical supplies until April 6

Under ‘Lifeline UDAN’ initiative of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), 152 cargo flights have been operated so far across the country including to remote and hilly areas, covering a distance of 1,32,029 kilometres and carrying almost 200.20...

SpiceJet operates India’s first cargo-on-seat flight transporting vital supplies

Budget airline SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight carrying vital supplies in the passenger cabin and belly space on Tuesday. According to the airline, the flight carried 11 tonnes of vital supplies in...

ICAO launches COVID-19 contingency coordination tool and new measures to ensure safe operations

In a new State letter issued on April 3, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) dragged attention of national governments to new measures aimed at ensuring safe operations during COVID-19, and to a contingency coordination website it...

With 116 flights so far, Lifeline UDAN extends India’s wings to fight COVID-19

Under ‘Lifeline UDAN’, 116 flights have been operated so far by Air India, Alliance Air, IAF, Pawan Hans, and other private carriers within India, says a press communiqué released by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Sunday. Around 79 of these...

APAC airline industry needs urgent support; India to incur most job losses in the...

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reiterated its call to Asia-Pacific states to take immediate action of providing financial stimulus packages to their airline industry impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Major Asia-Pacific states are yet to act,...

Ministry waives 50 per cent of demurrage charges at airports

Although the air cargo community is demanding an unconditional 100 per cent waiver of demurrage charges at all airports across the country, the civil aviation ministry has waived 50 per cent of the penalty levied by airports to encourage the air...

GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo handles first international freight-only passenger aircraft

GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GACAEL) handled the first international shipment of essential supplies carried by a freight-only passenger aircraft operated by Qatar Airways on April 02, 2020. The Qatar Cargo QR 8311 airline from Doha landed at Hyderabad...

Blue Dart’s strategic preparedness and response plan ensures continuity of essential supply chain

India’s premier air and integrated transportation and distribution company, Blue Dart said that it is exploring international charter to support government requirement for mission-critical logistics. To that end, Blue Dart has listed itself on the dedicated 'Lifeline...

Qatar Airways increases belly-hold operations to India

Qatar Airways Cargo, the freight division of Qatar Airways has announced the addition of more air freight capacity to and from India from April 1, 2020 with the utilisation of belly-hold operations of freight-only passenger aircraft. The...


Turkish Cargo continues to give impetus to the trade

While it is trying to compensate any loss of capacity, resulting from the contingency bringing about the effects that are experienced intensely...


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