SpiceJet operates 200 charter flights; helps repatriate close to 30,000 Indian nationals
• Operates 175 charter flights in June • Has operated 111 charter flights from UAE bringing back 20,000 Indians • Has operated around 50 charter flights from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Sri Lanka to bring thousands back home • Operates multiple domestic charter flights • Operates multiple charter flights for seafarers
GURUGRAM, July 2, 2020: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the biggest air cargo operator, has operated 200 charter flights playing a key role to help Indians stranded abroad return home and reunite with their families. The airline has helped repatriate close to 30,000 Indian nationals so far.
SpiceJet has operated charter flights from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and Sri Lanka helping stranded Indian nationals fly back home. The airline has operated multiple charter flights for seafarers in addition to operating multiple charters within the country. SpiceJet has also operated multiple domestic charter flights to help foreign nationals reach key metros like Delhi from where they could fly back to their respective countries.
In June alone, SpiceJet operated a total of 175 charter flights.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is proud to have played a small role in repatriating around 30,000 Indian nationals and helping them reunite with their families. We continue to operate multiple charters on a daily basis and remain dedicated in our efforts to facilitate the return of our fellow citizens back home. This pandemic has seen SpiceJet rise to the occasion as and when our services have been required. We have transported around 20,000 tons of cargo since March 25 this year carrying medicines and medical equipment and fruits and vegetables to all corners of India and the world.”
SpiceJet’s international cargo network now spans over 40 countries with the airline operating regular flights to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kabul, Kyrgyzstan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Myanmar, Moscow, Shanghai, Singapore, Sharjah, Tashkent and a host of other places.
SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7 carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin & belly space. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin.
*The 200 charter flights don’t include those operated under Vande Bharat by SpiceJet
About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. The airline has a fleet of 82 Boeing 737, 29 Bombardier Q-400s, eight B737 & Bombardier Q-400 freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 49 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.