Spicejet has added two more wide-body planes – a Boeing 767 and Airbus A330, to its cargo fleet.
Following this, the low-cost carrier will have a dedicated fleet of 19 cargo aircraft, including five wide-body jets. The airline’s cargo fleet also includes five Boeing 737 freighters and nine Q-400s.
The two wide-body cargo aircraft that have been inducted would primarily be used for transporting cargo goods, medical and essential supplies on long-haul routes including to destinations in Europe and north America.
With the latest induction, Spicexpress, the airline’s cargo arm, aims to further strengthen its cargo fleet for seamless and secure transportation of the Covid-19 vaccine. Spicejet had recently tied-up with Brussels Airport for transportation of vaccines between India and Europe and beyond.
With a network spanning 54 domestic and 45 international destinations and a fleet of 19 cargo planes, Spicexpress “is capable of flying over 600 tonnes of cargo per day to both domestic and a wide list of international destinations.”
Ajay Singh, chairman, and managing director, Spicejet said:
“The need for wide-body planes to deliver vaccines and other important cargo has never been more important than today. To cater to this increased demand on long-haul routes, we have inducted two more wide-body jets taking our total cargo fleet size to 19 including five wide-body aircraft.
“With a mix of wide-body, narrow-body, and turboprop cargo aircraft, Spicejet has ensured seamless delivery of cargo supplies to both international and remote domestic destinations and we will work towards further strengthening our cargo operations in the times to come.”