Amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, SpiceJet on May 1 operated its maiden SpiceXpress freighter flight to Bahrain carrying around 17 tonnes of critical medical supplies.
The budget carrier said it deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignment which departed for Bahrain late on Friday night.
SpiceJet Chairman & Managing Director Ajay Singh said, “I am happy to share that we have commenced cargo operations to Bahrain and transported crucial medical supplies in our inaugural flight. We will continue to contribute with our services in transporting essential goods and supplies in the times to come.”
SpiceJet had been at the forefront to ensure that the country’s supply chain remains intact and that crucial medical and other supplies are transported timely and efficiently by its dedicated fleet of freighters and passenger aircraft.
Since the nation-wide lockdown began, the carrier has transported over 5,100 tonness of cargo on more than 710 flights of which 256 were international cargo flights.