Wednesday, August 08, 2018

SpiceJet to launch freighter service; daily service soon from Guwahati to Hong Kong

India's low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is all set to expand its cargo business and will soon start
freighter service both for domestic and international destinations. SpiceJet will officially launch the freighter service later this month in Delhi. It will be the first Indian carrier to launch freighters ex Guwahati in Assam to Hong Kong on a daily basis, thus providing a new export outlet for goods from the North Eastern Region of India.
Manjiv Singh, Chief Project Officer for SpiceJet, confirmed this during the one-day workshop on air cargo development in India's North East Region last week in Guwahati. Singh is responsible for the cargo division and SpiceJet has been investing considerable amount of funds into building its freighter fleet to launch services both internationally and domestically from and within India. SpiceJet will soon have in its fleet the first B737-800F. Aircraft joining the freighter fleet are Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) and they are built at Boeing's facility in Shanghai and at Bedek Aviation, the Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) passenger to cargo conversion division.
08/08/18 STAT Times