Indian airline SpiceJet is working with its partner MGH Group to keep supply chains moving during the COVID-19 crisis.
Around 4,000 tons of cargo including medical supplies and farm produce has been transported on 430 flights since the start of the nationwide lockdown in India.
The airline’s five Boeing 737 Freighters have been flying medical supplies to and from destinations including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Freighter capacity has been supplemented by Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft operating cargo-on-seat services.
Anis Ahmed, founder and CEO of MGH Group, which is SpiceJet’s cargo general sales agent, said, “Ajay Singh’s bold and farsighted move to set-up an independent cargo arm for SpiceJet has paid rich dividends by not only ensuring that the key supply chain remains intact but also providing healthy cash flows for the company when passenger operations have been completely grounded. He’s a true visionary. No other Indian carrier runs a dedicated freighter fleet and it was indeed a bold bet to make in 2018.”