SpiceJet has completed its first-ever long-haul cargo flight from Delhi to Frankfurt using its wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft.
SpiceJet’s A340 carried 45 tonnes of cargo supplies from New Delhi to Germany. The flight departed from New Delhi at 00.52 AM (local time) and reached Frankfurt at 06.44 AM (local time).
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “Today, SpiceJet operated its maiden non-stop cargo flight to Europe – a first by an Indian airline. Our first wide-body flight to Frankfurt, the busiest airport in Germany, carried a massive 45 tonnes of cargo. SpiceJet is now regularly operating non-stop cargo flights to Europe, Africa and CIS countries providing the fastest connectivity to Indian businesses, farmers, pharma companies to the rest of the world.”
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.