SpiceJet expands bellyhold capacity with direct service to UK

By Rachelle Harry

Control tower at London Heathrow Airport

SpiceJet is set to expand its bellyhold cargo capacity with the launch of non-stop flights, connecting Delhi and Mumbai to London Heathrow, from December 4.

The service will be carried out with an Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft and will make SpiceJet the first low-cost Indian carrier to operate direct flights to the UK.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, commented: “This is a huge milestone for us and I am proud of the fact that SpiceJet will be the first Indian low-cost airline to operate non-stop long-haul flights to the UK.”

“From repatriating Indian nationals from across the globe including Amsterdam, Toronto, Moscow, Rome and London, to operating wide-body passenger and cargo flights to now starting flights to Heathrow, the last few months have been very significant for us.

He added: “Providing non-stop connectivity from India to different parts of the world and strengthening our own airport hubs has been a long cherished dream and with our London operations we have taken a small step in that direction.”

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