SpiceJet celebrates India’s 100 crore vaccination milestone with special aircraft livery
GURUGRAM, October 21, 2021: As India celebrates the historic milestone of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccination doses, SpiceJet, the country’s favorite airline, unveiled a special livery to honor the unparalleled contribution of frontline workers and corona warriors who, under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality.
The special livery was unveiled at a grand event graced by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport today. The livery includes an image of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and healthcare workers and will adorn three Boeing 737 aircraft of SpiceJet.
Ajay Singh, Chairman, and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “I congratulate the Government of India on achieving this incredible feat of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccination doses under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The fact that a record 1 billion doses were administered in just 279 days is a testament to the efforts of our health workers and the cooperation of our citizens.”
“The exceptional contribution of our frontline workers and corona warriors including those from SpiceJet and SpiceHealth deserves special mention and should be applauded. Our aircraft livery is a small tribute to the success of India’s vaccination mission and a celebration of its never-say-die spirit.”
India’s ongoing nationwide inoculation drive has been acknowledged as the world’s largest and fastest vaccination program and the country is one of the very few to have produced its own vaccines.
SpiceJet has played an integral part in the war against Covid-19 and has carried record supplies of relief material, medicines, and medical equipment all through the pandemic contributing to India’s war against Covid-19. There has not been a single day in the last 18 months when SpiceJet flights didn’t take off.
SpiceJet’s logistics division played a critical role in ensuring that vital trade routes between India and other countries remained intact. The airline has operated around 26,300 cargo flights since March 2020 and transported around 200,000 tonnes of cargo. Besides, the airline also airlifted close to 90,000 oxygen concentrators and relief material.
SpiceJet played an important role in the repatriation exercise during the pandemic by bringing back 3.63 lakh Indian and foreign nationals stranded in different countries on more than 2100 special flights.
SpiceJet is India’s favorite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737s, Q-400s & freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 63 daily flights under UDAN or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.
The airline also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient, and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes.