SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s cargo airline took delivery of it’s first Boeing 737-800BCF on September 22, 2019. The aircraft is leased from NGF Alpha Ltd., a division of Spectre Cargo Solutions. Boeing Converted Aircraft (BCF) are next-generation 737 aircraft, which are converted by Boeing into cargo jets.
The airplane can carry 23.9 tonnes of freight and has a range of 2000NM. Launched during September 2018, SpiceXpress currently operates cargo flights as follows:
Six weekly services to Hong Kong from New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati and one domestic rotation connecting Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
“We are expanding the markets we currently serve, particularly in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Bangladesh and the 737-800BCF’s reliability and versatility is helping enable our strategic direction,” said Ajay Singh, SpiceJet’s chairman and managing director in a statement. The 737-800 BCF offers operators lower operating cost per payload ton than older standard-body freighters, according to Boeing Co.
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