With oxygen concentrator demand on rise as Covid infections spike, SpiceXpress airlifts 700 units to New Delhi
SpiceXpress, the air cargo arm of SpiceJet, on Monday transported 700 oxygen concentrators from Guangzhou, China to New Delhi, amid acute shortage of medical oxygen in the country in the wake of a massive spike in number of Covid infection cases across India.
In the last two weeks, the airline has flown in more than 4,400 oxygen concentrators from the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and China, SpiceJet said in a release. The B737 freighter aircraft, carrying 700 oxygen concentrators, landed in Delhi at 10 am on Monday, it said.
SpiceXpress had on April 24 airlifted 800 oxygen concentrators from Hong Kong to Delhi, followed by another consignment of 1,000 on April 28. These had been ordered by SpiceHealth for emergency use and distribution across India.
With a network spanning 63 domestic and 50 international destinations, and a fleet of 19 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is capable of flying over 600 tonnes of cargo daily to domestic and international destinations.