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SpiceJet plans to commence cargo ops to Myanmar; hauls over 4k tons of freight
SpiceJet plans to commence cargo ops to Myanmar; hauls over 4k tons of freight

New Delhi, April 20 (TIWN) After commencing over 10 full-fledged international cargo routes during the lockdown period, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to start operations to Myanmar and further expand its network in the Middle East.

Ever since March 26, SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo and a host of other places carrying vital supplies and general freight.  Since then, the airline has operated more than 400 domestic and international cargo flights carrying more than 4,000 tons of cargo.  The company''s dedicated cargo arm SpiceXpress has been doing doorstep deliveries to pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, diagnostic centres across the country.  Besides medical cargo, the airline has also operated freight flights to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and other countries taking fruits and vegetables from India.  In one such instance, the airline operated a dedicated freighter services from Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Surat and Kolkata to transport shrimp seeds.  At present, the airline is reaping benefits of diversifying its business model with addition of freighter operations.  The budget airline had a couple of years ago diversified into running a full-fledged freighter operation.  As fate be it, the airline''s 5 aircraft strong fleet of freighters along with other planes and turboprops have till date since late March have ferried over 4,000 tons of commercial and medical cargo.  According to Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet: "SpiceJet is putting its freighter and passenger aircraft to maximum use to carry medical and other vital supplies in these difficult times and is firmly committed and honoured to be a part of the government''s ''Lifeline Udan'' initiative."

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