GUWAHATI: In a bid to boost the growth of trade in the North Eastern markets and help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, India’s largest air cargo operator, Spicejet has launched 14 new cargo flights to and from the region using its Bombardier Q400 freighters.
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 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.
Speaking in a program held on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that it would immensely help and boost local business, trade, micro, small and medium enterprises and farmers.
He said, “Farmers from the region can now transport their fresh farm produce across the country and internationally also. He also urged local businesses, traders, entrepreneurs to make use of this opportunity that provides the farmers access to markets not only within India but across the globe.”