SpiceJet has revealed that its dedicated air cargo arm SpiceXpress, will start operating scheduled services on the Delhi-Kabul-Delhi route from later this month.
The Indian carrier revealed the news when it reported its first quarter results and it also said that SpiceXpress will also be adding two more freighters this month.
These freighters will be used to add services on the Mumbai-Sharjah-Mumbai, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi and Bangalore-Singapore-Bangalore routes in the coming weeks.
SpiceXpress has been on a growth trajectory with one more freighter being added a B737 to its fleet in the first quarter. It started services on 1 August, connecting Hyderabad with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
The carrier now has nine scheduled departures six days a week to Hong Kong from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati and one domestic rotation connecting Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
SpiceXpress has also operated numerous charter services to international destinations such as Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Teheran, Sulaimaniyah (Iraq), Bosaso (Somalia) & Hargeisa (Somali Land) besides helping transport relief material to Bhubaneshwar during Cyclone Fani.
For the first quarter, Spicejet as a whole reported its highest-ever quarterly net profit of INR 261.7 crore (US$36.6 million), growth of 788 per cent on the same quarter last year, while revenue from operations were up 35 per cent to INR 3,002.1 crore.
Between April and June 2019, SpiceJet added 32 aircraft – 27 Boeing 737 NG aircraft, four Bombardier Q400s and one B737F. At the end of the reported quarter, SpiceJet’s fleet size stood at 107 which included 73 Boeing 737 NG aircraft, 31 Q400s and three B737Fs.