Spicexpress, the air cargo arm of Spicejet, has airlifted 55,000 oxygen concentrators and Covid relief material in over three weeks.
Out of this, 51,000 oxygen concentrators have been airlifted from the USA, Singapore, and China, and 4,660 have been transported domestically. The airline has been deploying its wide-body and narrow-body cargo aircraft for these flights.
These oxygen concentrators have been ordered by Spicehealth, the healthcare arm of the airline, and other organisations.
Ajay Singh, chairman, and managing director, Spicejet said:
“Spicejet has carried record supplies of relief material, medicines, and medical equipment all through the pandemic contributing in India’s war against Covid-19. In the last week of April, we set ourselves a target of airlifting 10,000 oxygen concentrators and Team SpiceJet has surpassed all expectations by transporting more than five times that quantity. Nothing can be more important than saving lives and helping fellow citizens during these challenging times and I am proud of the efforts put in by my team.
“We will continue to make every possible effort to be useful to our nation by contributing maximum resources during this most unfortunate phase of our lives.”
Spicejet has transported more than 1.6 lakh tonnes of cargo since March 25, 2020. The airline has transported a record 88,802 kg of Covid vaccine shipment with a total dosage of 34 million Covid vaccines between January 12 and April 12, 2021.