SpiceJet inks MoU with Brussels Airport on vaccine shipment
SPICEJET has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Belgium's Brussels Airport for the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines, while it has also carried India's first shipments
17 January 2021 - 19:00
The two parties will work towards developing a direct airlink between Brussels and India, with the European airport becoming SpiceJet's 'first flight point in Europe'.
Brussels Airport will provide assistance to SpiceJet with regards to slots and networking contracts. They will also jointly work with the government, pharma companies and forwarders to ensure a 'reliable ecosystem for vaccine delivery in a temperature-controlled environment'.
'The airline's cargo arm, SpiceXpress, envisions to provide rapid and secure transportation of Covid-19 vaccine from and to Europe and beyond with proper temperature-controlled mechanism under the MoU,' SpiceJet said.
SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said: 'We are delighted to partner with Brussels Airport in our fight against the pandemic. This tie-up will help SpiceJet to seamlessly transport vaccines not only from Europe and beyond to India but also help Indian manufacturers export extremely sensitive drugs in a safe and controlled environment.'
Brussels Airport Company chief executive Arnaud Feist added: 'We are very pleased to be partnering with SpiceJet and to be able to offer our expertise for the future distribution of vaccines from India within Europe and beyond.'
SpiceJet has also partnered with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo, Om Logistics Ltd, Snowman Logistics among others as part of its Covid vaccine efforts, reports London's Air Cargo News.
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