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SpiceJet to diversify into freighter service with modified Boeing 737

Plans to cash on boost in cargo business to open alternate revenue stream

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A domestic Spice Jet aircraft is seen off the runway after it skidded off into the unpaved surface during heavy rains in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. AP/PTI Photo

Arindam MajumderAneesh Phadnis New Delhi/Mumbai
Ajay Singh-owned SpiceJet is diversifying into the air cargo business, and will be the first among Indian airlines to start a dedicated freighter plane service. The airline, which will be using Boeing 737-800 BCF for freighter operations, will get its first plane in July.

“We plan to start operations by July between the metro cities. Gradually we will be spreading the business to other cities including international destinations,” a senior SpiceJet official said.

Sources said that retrofitting work in aircraft is underway at

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 12:26 AM IST

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