Spicexpress, the dedicated cargo arm of Spicejet, has launched scheduled cargo flights connecting Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai with Singapore.

The carrier will deploy its Boeing 737-700F/800F aircraft on these routes.

The scheduled flights will operate twice-a-week to Singapore’s Changi Airport. The first scheduled flight carrying 13 tonnes of cargo was operated on February 20.

In addition to Singapore, Spicexpress operates scheduled cargo flights to Hong Kong and Bangladesh.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, Spicejet said:

“We are delighted to commence our scheduled freighter operations to Singapore. This development would strengthen air trades between the two countries by providing faster and seamless logistics solutions. In addition, this strategic move would help Spicexpress build its network in south east Asia. Singapore is also well-positioned as a springboard for Spicexpress into other markets such as Europe and Australia.”

Lim Ching Kiat, CAG’s managing director of Air Hub Development said:

“CAG has been engaging Spicejet for several years to mount scheduled services to Singapore, hence we are pleased to welcome Spicejet to Changi’s family of airlines. In these challenging times when air cargo capacity is constrained, the introduction of Spicejet’s freighter service is much welcomed.

“The additional capacity helps support the transportation of essential goods such as medical and food supplies between the two countries.”