SpiceJet to launch air cargo service

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Sep 2018 08:46:13



SPICEJET will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18 as the budget carrier seeks to bolster ancillary revenues amid “great cost pressure” on airlines. It would be the first scheduled domestic airline to commence dedicated air cargo services in the country. The carrier said on Monday it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’, which would be a separate unit. A Boeing 737-700 plane, having a cargo capacity of 20 tonnes, has been taken on operating lease as its first freighter aircraft.

The airline would launch SpiceXpress operations on September 18 and the first flight would be from the national capital to Bengaluru, an official said. “To begin with, the air cargo operations will cover Delhi, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Hong Kong, Kabul and Amritsar,” SpiceJet said in a release.
The inaugural function for SpiceJet’s first freighter aircraft was held inside that plane at the airport here. SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said there is a huge untapped market for air cargo services in India.