On Wednesday, the cargo arm of budget carrier SpiceJet carried 3,100 oxygen concentrators from Beijing.
The airline used its B767 and A330 jumbo jets to fly these hubs from Beijing, with the first shipment arriving in New Delhi at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday and the second scheduled to arrive later in the afternoon, SpiceJet said. .
The airline has airlifted more than 9,950 oxygen concentrators from the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and China in the past two weeks.
SpiceJet chairman and chief executive Ajay Singh recently said his company was planning to bring in around 20,000 oxygen concentrators in the coming days from around the world to deal with the country’s acute shortage of medical oxygen.
These oxygen concentrators were ordered by SpiceHealth and other organizations.
With a network covering 63 domestic and 50 international destinations and a fleet of 19 cargo planes, SpiceXpress is able to fly over 600 tonnes of cargo per day to domestic and international destinations.