Guwahati, January 19: SpiceJet airlines cargo arm SpiceXpress’ fully dedicated weekly freighter services between Guwahati and Hongkong started functioning from Saturday.
In a press communique, the SpiceXpress stated that it will be the first operator to connect the Northeast with Southeast Asia through a freighter route.
“The dedicated cargo flights to Hong Kong will help bring in huge opportunities for the Northeastern states and allow them to expand their market outreach to the global markets,” the airline said.
The first flight took off today from Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport carrying a consignment of fresh fruits and vegetables.
It may be noted that M/s Spice Fresh Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of SpiceJet has signed an MoU with M/s Global Entrade for the export of fresh fruits and vegetables direct from the farms of Assam to various destinations both within the country and abroad.
Lemon, bottle gourd, beans, fresh ginger, carrot, green peas, spinach, coriander, radish, pumpkin, green tomatoes, brinjal, turnip, pomegranate, papaya, pineapple and others from different districts today were exported by M/s Global Entrade on Saturday.
The release also added that the services on the new route will be operated with Boeing 737 freighter with an approximate carrying capacity of 18 tonnes.