Spicing up airfreight in India
The Indian low-cost airline Spicejet has confirmed the rumours that have been circulating since August by officially launching "Spicexpress", an integrated airfreight service.
The first of what will be four B737-800Fs will go into service on 18 September 2018, and head for an Asian network that covers Delhi, Amritsar, Bengaluru and Guwahati (all India), plus Hong Kong and Kabul.
During the naming ceremony for “Bolt”, the first freighter, Ajay Singh, airline chairman and managing director (far right, together with India's civil aviation minister Shri Jayant Sinha, civil aviation secretary Shri RN Choubey and Guruprasad Mohapatra, chairman of the Indian aviation authority), said: "Given our tried and tested operational skill, we regard the maindeck business as a logical extension of our belly freight offers." (ah)