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For the first time ever, a cargo plane took off from Leh,India

SpiceJet’s cargo subsidiary, SpiceXpress has launched a dedicated cargo flight from Delhi to Leh.


Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet‘s cargo subsidiary SpiceXpress today launched a maiden dedicated cargo service from Delhi to Leh carrying 13 tonnes of cargo.

The return flight ,the first scheduled cargo flight out of Leh was flagged off by Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP from Ladakh.

“We’re thrilled to launch India’s first dedicated cargo service connecting Leh with the rest of the country. We’re positive that this will help us keep the supply chain of essential items intact in this magnificent region, especially during adverse winter conditions.”, SpiceJet said in a statement.

SpiceJet’s first freighter flight SG 7370 departed from Delhi at 9:05 am on Thursday and reached Leh at 10:40 am. The airline’s first scheduled cargo flight from Leh departed at 11:25 am, the airline said in the statement.

“SpiceJet is proud to launch the country’s first dedicated cargo flights connecting Leh with the national capital and the rest of the country,” said Ajay Singh, SpiceJet chairman and managing director.

SpiceXpress will deploy its Boeing 737 freighter on this route, it said in the release.

SpiceJet operates a fleet of 17 cargo aircraft, including three wide-body planes, and is the only Indian carrier to operate long-haul non-stop cargo flights to Europe, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States countries.

All photos by SpiceJet.

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