GUWAHATI: In a tender to spice up the growth of business in the North Eastern markets and help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, India’s largest air cargo operator, Spicejet has launched 14 new cargo flights to and from the region the use of its Bombardier Q400 freighters.
The committed cargo flights will help transport fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, perishables, fish seeds, fresh fish, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, express cargo and other general cargo, but even so making improvements to logistics and connectivity.
The airline will function day by day cargo flights on Kolkata-Guwahati, Guwahati-Kolkata, Kolkata-Imphal and Imphal-Kolkata sectors. SpiceJet has also introduced cargo flights between Kolkata and Guwahati via Aizawl and Dimapur which will function twice-a-week.
The airline will also function cargo flights on the Kolkata-Agartala and Agartala-Guwahati sectors thrice-a-week and twice-a-week on Kolkata-Silchar and Silchar-Guwahati routes.
Speaking in a program held on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that it would immensely help and boost native commerce, business, micro, small and medium enterprises and farmers.
He said, “Farmers from the region can now transport their fresh farm produce across the country and internationally also. He also urged native businesses, traders, entrepreneurs to make use of this possibility that provides the farmers access to markets not only inside India but across the globe.”