Spicejet has announced a tie-up with India-based Om Logistics for delivery of temperature-sensitive Covid–19 vaccine.
“This strategic partnership aims to not only provide a speedy, seamless and reliable solution for Covid-19 vaccine movement and delivery but, to also create a sustainable cold chain network both, domestically and internationally,” the low-cost carrier said in an official release.
As a part of the association, Om Logistics will provide the airline with refrigerated trucks to cover the first and the last mile across the length and breadth of the country. Spicejet will provide the necessary air support to carry Covid–19 vaccines pan India and internationally in a temperature-controlled environment.
Spicejet’s cargo arm Spicexpress has a network spanning 54 domestic and 45 international destinations and a fleet of 17 cargo planes. It is capable of flying over 500 tonnes of cargo per day to both domestic and international destinations.
Spicexpress recently introduced the Spice Pharma Pro service, which has the capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs, vaccines blood samples, and medicines in controlled temperatures ranging from -40°c to +25°c.
The airline has also tied up with global leaders in cold chain solutions to ensure seamless cold chain operations and is “prepared for the task of distributing sensitive goods including Covid-19 vaccines.”