GURUGRAM, February 23, 2021: SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, has launched scheduled cargo flights connecting Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai with Singapore.
The airline will deploy its Boeing 737-700F/800F aircraft on these routes. SpiceJet’s 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.”
With a network spanning 63 domestic and 50 international destinations and a fleet of 19 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is capable of flying over 600 tonnes of cargo daily to domestic and international destinations.
Ever since the lockdown began, SpiceJet and its cargo arm, SpiceXpress, has played a critical role and worked relentlessly to ensure that the country’s supply chain remained intact. The airline has helped in the transportation of vital goods and medical supplies to all corners of India and the world. SpiceJet has operated 14,512 cargo flights since the lockdown began and carried around 1,21,205 tonnes of cargo.
To ensure seamless delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine both within and outside the country, SpiceJet has tied up with multiple partners including Brussels Airport, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), Adani Ahmedabad International Airport among others. The airline has also tied-up with global leaders in cold chain solutions offering active and passive packaging and has the capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled temperatures ranging from -40°c to +25°c.