Budget service SpiceJet operated its first freighter service on Friday to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from Hyderabad, carrying round 16 tonnes of medical provides as a part of the transportation of medical necessities, together with medicines and different medical provides, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the airline mentioned.
Besides, one among its freighters flew with crucial medical gear from Singapore to Bangaluru, whereas a passenger plane transported medical provides as in-cabin cargo to Guwahati from Kolkata, it mentioned.
On Thursday additionally, SpiceJet had carried out a cargo flight to Singapore from Chennai and again with a devoted Boeing 737 freighter, transporting crucial medical gear and gadgets to India.
“SpiceJet on Friday operated its first-ever cargo flight from Hyderabad to Ho Chi Minh City carrying medical supplies, while another cargo freighter of ours brought in critical medical equipment to Bangaluru from Singapore. We are actively utilising our passenger planes carrying cargo-on-seat with one flying medical supplies from Kolkata to Guwahati today (Friday),” SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh was quoted as saying within the launch.
SpiceJet has operated greater than 220 cargo flights for the reason that lockdown started transporting greater than 1,850 tonnes of significant provides, Singh mentioned within the launch.
During the lockdown interval, solely particular flights authorized by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), medical evacuation flights and people carrying cargo, together with medical gear, to and from totally different elements of the nation are operational.