SpiceJet begins freighter services to Leh

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Budget carrier SpiceJet on Thursday commenced its dedicated freighter services to Leh with the launch of its maiden flight to the largest town of Ladakh from Delhi, carrying 13 tonnes of cargo supplies.

The launch of the dedicated freighter services to Leh, the first by any domestic airlines, will boost connectivity to the area, SpiceJet said in a release. It will also address the challenges of surface transportation, owing to bad weather conditions in the winters, the airline added. SpiceJet’s first freighter flight SG 7370 departed from Delhi at 9:05 am on Thursday and reached Leh at 10:40 am. The airline’s first scheduled cargo flight from Leh departed at 11:25 am, the airline said in the release.