Wednesday, May 27, 2020

85t int’l cargo lifted from Trichy in May

Trichy: Despite the lockdown, the cargo terminal continues to handle tonnes of perishables to Singapore. Spice Jet flight took off from Trichy airport to Singapore with 15 tonnes of vegetables, fruits, flowers and banana leaves late on Monday. With that, the terminal had handled 85 tonnes of international cargo in May.

Spice Xpress (Spice Jet) operated an all-cargo flight (Number SG-7190/7191 of B737/800) on Bangalore-Trichy–Singapore sector on Tuesday night. “The carrier was a passenger flight lifted the cargo in hatrack, cabin and also in its belly. The flight transported 12 export perishable cargo shipments consisting of vegetables, fruits, flowers and leaves in 1,762 packages, weighing 14.94 tonnes and one export shipment of general cargo (mask) in 10 packages weighing 264kg to Singapore,” a senior official at the airport said.
This was the fifth cargo flight operated by Spice Jet from Trichy during the Covid-19 lockdown period to Singapore. So far the carrier had lifted 72 tonnes of perishables to Singapore in May. This apart, IndiGo had lifted 10 tonnes of cargo from Trichy International Airport.
27/05/20 D Vincent Arockiaraj/Times of India
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