SpiceJet announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) to ensure delivery of the coronavirus vaccine from the Hyderabad airport to domestic and international markets.
In a release, SpiceJet said as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the GHAC will provide required space at the Hyderabad airport “on priority” for the airline’s vaccine shipments and it will also train the airline’s personnel.
Spicexpress will provide an efficient, fast, and reliable solution for vaccine delivery and create a sustainable cold chain network, As part of this association.
Spicexpress will provide the necessary air support to transport Covid-19 vaccines in a temperature-controlled environment on the national and international market.
- Hyderabad and its surrounding districts have a number of pharmaceutical companies.
- The Hyderabad airport, which is managed and operated by the GMR group, is expected to be a key hub in transportation of COVID-19 vaccine domestically and globally.
Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh said, “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 -40c, we feel that we are fully prepared to assist in the biggest vaccination drive in the history of mankind.”
With a network spanning 54 domestic and 45 international destinations and a fleet of 17 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is capable of flying over 500 tonnes of cargo per day to both domestic and a wide list of international destinations.