Hyderabad International Airport has added another domestic freighter service to its range of dedicated air freight offerings, the latest entrant being a SpiceJet freighter that landed late on 1 August.
The cargo arm of SpiceJet, SpiceXpress, started services connecting Hyderabad with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Hyderabad International Airport now has six scheduled freighters operating.
The Boeing 737-700F operated by SpiceJet will operate six days a week. It will connect Chennai–Hyderabad–Delhi–Mumbai–Bangalore sectors and has a capacity to carry approximately 20 tonnes of cargo.
The freighter service will also offer an opportunity to the shippers from the region to access the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and other markets via Delhi. The offering also includes postal circulation among the key metros, saving critical time and ensuring quick delivery of goods.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) CEO, SGK Kishore said: “We welcome the launch of SpiceJet freighter services at Hyderabad Airport. We have been working with our partners including SpiceJet to bring in more choices and offer enhanced services in the Hyderabad air cargo market.
“With the addition of this new freighter, customers will have more options to ship their goods within the country and beyond. The availability of high-quality, daily cargo services is essential for the development of trade especially in high-value and time-sensitive products. This will also give a boost to the cargo and logistics sector in the region.”
SpiceJet chief project officer, Manjiv Singh said SpiceJet is committed to investing in the growth of Indian trade and commerce.
He added: “SpiceJet will continue to contribute to the trade by continuously increasing our geographic reach. Today’s consumers demand for the quickest deliveries possible. This has been shaping the e-commerce and logistics processes, and in turn the express logistics sector. SpiceJet is committed to changing ourselves to support what today’s consumers demand.
“The launch of our 737-700F freighter opens up another option to our customers in and around Hyderabad. We have received a positive response from the market and are confident that this move will add value to our customers’ supply chains.”
Other scheduled freighter services operating from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) include Lufthansa, Turkish, Qatar, Cathay Pacific and Blue Dart.