SpiceJet introduces 14 dedicated cargo flights connecting North East India

Using its Bombardier Q400 freighters, SpiceJet has launched 14 new cargo flights to and from North Eastern India ensuring unparalleled connectivity with the rest of the country. The airline will operate daily cargo flights on Kolkata-Guwahati, Guwahati-Kolkata, Kolkata-Imphal and Imphal-Kolkata sectors. SpiceJet has also introduced cargo flights between Kolkata and Guwahati via Aizawl and Dimapur which will operate twice-a-week. The airline will also operate cargo flights on the Kolkata-Agartala and Agartala-Guwahati sectors thrice-a-week and twice-a-week on Kolkata-Silchar and Silchar-Guwahati routes.
In line with its commitment to enhance regional connectivity, SpiceJet is the first Indian carrier to introduce dedicated cargo flights for North Eastern India. The dedicated cargo flights will help transport fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, perishables, fish seeds, fresh fish, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, express cargo and other general cargo. Besides improving logistics and connectivity, the new freighter service will boost the growth of trade in the North Eastern markets and help Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
SpiceJet connects Guwahati with key cities across the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Patna, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Amritsar and has been transporting cargo both to and from the capital of Assam using the belly space of its passenger aircraft.
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, said, “Farmers from the region can now transport their fresh farm produce across the country and internationally also.” The minister urges local businesses, traders, entrepreneurs to make use of this opportunity that provides us access to markets not only within India but across the globe. He says, “SpiceJet dedicating a part of its fleet to improving connectivity and strengthening the supply chain in Assam and North East is a welcome step that will immensely help and boost local business, trade, micro, small & medium enterprises and farmers.”
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “While being one of the most culturally and geographically rich regions in India known for their natural produce, consumables and other essential products, the North East still suffers from a lack of connectivity and it has always been a dream to help better integrate this wonderful part of India with the rest of our country.”