Funds provider SpiceJet grew to become the primary Indian airline to function the long-haul, continuous cargo flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai utilizing its wide-body plane – Airbus A340 on Saturday. The identical plane will function from Mumbai to Khartoum in Sudan on Sunday.
With this, the airline additionally turns into the primary to function continuous cargo providers from Europe on a devoted freighter.
Including the Netherlands to its worldwide cargo community, SpiceJet carried 13 tonnes of cargo provides to Mumbai on Saturday. The flight departed from the Dutch capital at 10.50 pm (native time) on Friday, August 21, and landed in Mumbai at 10.54 AM (native time) on Saturday.
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An airline official mentioned that the A340 freighter that’s set to take off from Mumbai to Khartoum will probably be carrying 40 tonnes of cargo. This will probably be SpiceJet’s first continuous flight to Africa because the low-cost provider has earlier flown to Sudan through Ras Al-Khaimah.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet mentioned, “We efficiently operated our first wide-body long-haul flight from Europe. The induction of our first Airbus A340 cargo plane has considerably enhanced our operational functionality and can enable us to function continuous cargo providers throughout the globe to locations in Europe, Africa and CIS nations.”
The airline has operated over 5764 cargo flights and transported over 31,800 tonnes of cargo, which based on the airline, is greater than double of all home airways mixed. These flights carried medicines, medical gear, vegetables and fruit throughout India and the world since March 25.