SpiceXpress – the cargo arm of Indian carrier SpiceJet – has started freighter services between Guwahati in Assam and Hong Kong.
The first flight took-off on 19 January from Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport carrying a payload of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The route will operate once a week utilising a Boeing 737F which can carry about 18 tonnes of cargo.
SpiceXpress sees a big opportunity to export from North East India and also reportedly plans to add connecting weekly flights from Silchar and Imphal to Hong Kong in future.
Freight loads flown on the freighters are set to be mainly perishables like fruits and vegetables, but the carrier sees other export opportunities too.
SpiceJet launched SpiceXpress on 18 September last year.