SpiceJet repatriates 269 Indians from Amsterdam
-Operates its maiden long-haul charter flight to Hyderabad & Bengaluru
-Charters a wide-body A330 Neo aircraft from Hi Fly for its first-ever long-haul flight
GURUGRAM: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the largest air cargo operator, operated its maiden long-haul charter flight bringing back home 269 Indians from Amsterdam to Bengaluru and Hyderabad today.
The airline operated its first-ever long-haul charter flight from Amsterdam on a A330-900 Neo aircraft. The flight arrived in Bengaluru at 8.58 am IST and the same aircraft then proceeded to Hyderabad with the remaining passengers.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is immensely proud to operate its maiden long-haul repatriation flight from Amsterdam to India and bring back home our fellow Indian nationals. This is a historic moment for SpiceJet and Indian aviation.”
“I have always believed that there is an opportunity in every adversity and time and again SpiceJet has tried to convert a crisis into an opportunity. This global pandemic has taught us many things and given us an opportunity to show our true potential. SpiceJet emerged as the No.1 Cargo Company in India during the pandemic. We have successfully repatriated over 75,000 Indian citizens operating more than 450 charter flights from different parts of the world. This repatriation flight from Amsterdam is another feather in our cap and we hope to do many more such flights in the coming days.”
The twin-aisle A330 aircraft used by SpiceJet has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats.
About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. The airline has a fleet of 74 Boeing 737, 29 Bombardier Q-400s, eight B737 & Bombardier Q-400 freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 49 daily flights under UDAN or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.
The airline also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes.