Indian airline SpiceJet launches cargo service
The Indian commercial airline Spicejet has presented a new cargo transportation project - a special air cargo service. The main motivation for the creation of a cargo air carrier was the increased demand for the delivery of goods within India and the lack of a resource of existing freight companies for the delivery of goods.
Since the development of e-commerce is advancing rapidly, the commercial air carrier decided to implement the freight transportation project. The company has prepared a logistics business plan designed not only for the domestic Indian market, but also for international freight transportation. Spicejet has already commissioned its first cargo carrier 737-700, modernised by an Israeli Aerospace Industries' (IAI) company into a cargo plane.
“This is an extension of our ‘belly cargo’ service to a ‘dedicated freighter’ with Boeing 737 aircraft. We are very excited about the tremendous potential the logistics industry offers,” said SpiceJet’s chairman and managing director Ajay Singh.
He also added that the fleet of cargo planes will gradually increase, as in India there is a huge unexplored market for air transportation. So far, only one aircraft has been put into operation, but by the end of the year it is planned to increase the fleet to four, and an agreement has already been concluded to supply 10 Boeing 737-700 cargo.