Thursdayannounced that it has signed an MoU with GMR
Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a GMR group company,for providing
a seamless service to all vaccine manufacturers in the region.
As part of this association, SpiceXpress the cargo arm
of SpiceJet envisions to provide efficient, speedy and
reliable solutions for vaccine delivery, while also creating a
sustainable cold chain network.
SpiceXpress aims to provide the first mile pick up and
last mile delivery to carry COVID19 vaccines across the
domestic and international markets in a temperature controlled
environment, a press release from the airlines said.
Under the MoU, GHAC shall provide available required
space on priority for SpiceJet''s vaccine shipments besides
training its personnel along with the airline for specific
SpiceJet on its part will keep a dedicated fleet of
freighters including wide-body aircraft at Hyderabad airport
to handle all domestic and international consignments.
Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh
said, "Delivering Covid-19 vaccines safely not just within
India but across the globe is a task we are fully committed
With strong partners and our capability to transport
extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled
temperatures of up to -40c, we feel that we are fully
prepared to assist in the biggest vaccination drive in the
history of mankind."
With a network spanning 54 domestic and 45 international
destinations and a fleet of 17 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is
capable of flying over 500 tonnes of cargo per day to both
domestic and a wide list of international destinations.
The airline has also tied up with global leaders in cold
chain solutions offering active and passive packaging with
dedicated equipment to perform seamless cold chain operations.