SpiceJet has completed its first-ever long-haul cargo flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai using its wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft. SpiceJet is the first and only Indian carrier to operate non-stop cargo services from Europe on a dedicated freighter.
Adding Netherlands to its international cargo network, SpiceJet carried 13 tones of cargo supplies to Mumbai. The flight departed from the Dutch capital at 10.50 PM (local time) and reached Mumbai at 10.54 AM (local time).
The A340 freighter then flew from Mumbai to Khartoum carrying 40 tones of cargo. This will be SpiceJet’s first non-stop flight to Africa. The airline has earlier flown to Sudan via Ras Al-Khaimah.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “Today is a proud moment and a huge milestone in SpiceJet’s remarkable journey as India’s leading cargo operator as we successfully operated our first wide-body long-haul flight from Europe. The induction of our first Airbus A340 cargo aircraft has significantly enhanced our operational capability and will allow us to operate non-stop cargo services across the globe to destinations in Europe, Africa and CIS countries.”