SpiceJet to provide services to COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in Hyderabad, collabs with GMR

SpiceJet will provide a seamless service to all vaccine manufacturers in Hyderabad and has signed an MoU with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) for the same.

A company release said, SpiceXpress, the cargo arm of SpiceJet, is looking to provide efficient, speedy and reliable services for vaccine delivery, while also creating a sustainable cold chain network. It aims to provide first-mile pick-up and last-mile delivery to carry COVID-19 vaccines across domestic and international markets in a temperature-controlled environment.


A dedicated fleet of freighters including wide-body aircraft shall be kept at Hyderabad airport to handle all domestic and international consignments and also a separate space will be provided by the GHAC for the vaccine shipments. Along with that, training will be provided to its personnel along with the airlines for specific customer requirement.

Hyderabad, which is already at the centre-stage of India’s COVID-19 vaccine development programme, is expected to be a key hub in the manufacturing and distribution of the vaccine both domestically and globally. The association between SpiceJet and GHAC will aid the manufacturers in the region by ensuring seamless delivery of the vaccine, said the statement.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said in the statement, “Delivering COVID-19 vaccines safely not just within India but across the globe is a task we are fully committed to. With strong partners and our capability to transport extremely sensitive drugs and vaccines in controlled temperatures of up to -40°C, we feel that we are fully prepared to assist in the biggest vaccination drive in the history of mankind.”