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SpiceJet launches cargo-on-seat flights to carry essentials during lockdown

7/04/2020 at 9:37 PM

New Delhi, April 7: SpiceJet today operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin and belly space from Delhi to Chennai.

 SpiceJet will be doing five rounds today between Delhi, Chennai, Surat, Mumbai and Delhi again, to deliver essentials in a very short period.

The airline deployed a Boeing-737 NG aircraft after getting approvals from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It carried 11 tonnes of vital supplies in the passenger cabin and belly space.

 “Since the lockdown began, we have carried more than 1,400 tonnes of cargo operating around 200 domestic and international cargo flights. Today, for the first time in the country, we used a passenger plane to transport cargo, where in addition to the belly space, the passenger cabin was used to safely carry essential supplies,” said the aircraft’ chairman Ajay Singh.

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