New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, SpiceJet mentioned it operated its maiden freighter flight to Baghdad on Monday carrying 20 tonnes of medical provides. The flight was operated utilizing the B737 freighter plane from Delhi to the capital metropolis of Iraq, the airline said in its press launch.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, mentioned, “Baghdad is the newest addition to our community within the Center East. We transported 20 tonnes of COVID-19 associated medical provides to Iraq in the present day and are grateful for each alternative that we get to serve in these instances of disaster.”
In one other press launch, the finances provider mentioned it transported 950 tonnes of shrimp between March 25, when the coronavirus-induced lockdown started, and Might 8. Furthermore, the airline said it has ferried 1,070 tonnes of farm produce between March 25 and Might 8.
India has been below lockdown since March 25 to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated greater than 67,100 individuals and killed round 2,200 individuals until now within the nation until now.
All industrial passenger flight operations have been suspended for the lockdown interval. Nevertheless, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and particular flights accepted by the aviation regulator DGCA have been allowed to function.