Spicejet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), the cargo division of GMR Air Cargo and Aerospace Engineering (GACAEL), for storage and delivery of Covid-19 vaccine.

As part of this association, Spicexpress will provide an efficient, speedy and reliable solution for vaccine delivery, in addition to creating a sustainable cold chain network. Spicexpress will provide the necessary air support to carry Covid-19 vaccines across the domestic and international markets in a temperature-controlled environment.

Under the MoU, Spicejet will keep a dedicated fleet of freighters including wide-body aircraft at Hyderabad airport to handle all domestic and international consignments.

This tie-up between the airline and GHAC will aid the manufacturers in the region by ensuring seamless delivery of the vaccine.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, Spicejet said:

“We are delighted to have GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo as a partner in our fight against the pandemic. Delivering Covid-19 vaccines safely not just within India but across the globe is a task we are fully committed to.

“With strong partners and our capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled temperatures of up to -40°c, we feel that we are fully prepared to assist in the biggest vaccination drive in the history of mankind.”