Friday, January 18, 2019

Spicejet to begin freight services on Guwahati-Hong Kong route from Saturday

Mumbai: Budget carrier Spicejet's cargo arm SpiceXpress Friday announced launch of dedicated freighter services between Guwahati and Hong Kong with a weekly flight, starting Saturday.
With this launch, SpiceXpress will be the first operator to connect the Northeast with Southeast Asia through a freighter route, the airline said in a release.
The first flight is scheduled to take off on January 19 from Guwahatis Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi international airport carrying a consignment of fresh fruits and vegetables, the airline said.
The dedicated cargo flights to Hong Kong will help bring in huge opportunities for the Northeastern states and allow them to expand their market outreach to the global markets, the airline claimed.
The services on the new route will be operated with Boeing 737 freighter with an approximate carrying capacity of 18 tonnes, as per the release.
18/01/19 PTI/Economic Times