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SpiceJet partners with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo for COVID-19 vaccine storage and delivery

SpiceJet has tied-up with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo for storage and delivery of COVID-19 vaccine storage and delivery.

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SpiceJet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), the cargo division of GMR Air Cargo and Aerospace Engineering (GACAEL), for storage and delivery of Covid-19 vaccine.

As part of the partnership, SpiceXpress, the cargo arm of SpiceJet, will provide an efficient, speedy and reliable solution for vaccine delivery, in addition to creating a sustainable cold chain network. The Indian low cost carrier will also provide the necessary air support to carry COVID-19 vaccines across domestic and international destinations in a temperature-controlled environment.

Under the MoU, SpiceJet will keep a dedicated fleet of freighter aircrafts including wide-body aircrafts at Hyderabad Airport to handle all domestic and international consignments.

This partnership between SpiceJet and GHAC will further aid the manufacturers in the region by ensuring seamless delivery of the vaccine.

“We are delighted to have GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo as a partner in our fight against the pandemic. Delivering Covid-19 vaccines safely not just within India but across the globe is a task we are fully committed to. With strong partners and our capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled temperatures of up to -40°c, we feel that we are fully prepared to assist in the biggest vaccination drive in the history of mankind.”, said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.

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