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SpiceJet gifts 400 ‘face shields’ to Gurugram Police
Face shields are an effective protective gear for frontline police personnel involved in field duties in COVID-19 affected areas

GURUGRAM, May 2, 2020: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the biggest air cargo operator, has gifted 400 ‘face shields’ to Gurugram Police. These face shields are an effective gear to protect frontline police personnel involved in field duties in COVID-19 affected areas and are manufactured by SpiceJet Merchandise, a fully-owned subsidiary of SpiceJet.

The face shields were handed over to Shri. Ashok Sangwan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, by SpiceJet officials. The face shields will be used by the frontline police personnel of Gurugram and Rewari, who are working tirelessly through the extreme conditions to ensure people stay indoors and follow government protocol.

Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “We are grateful to our police personnel who have done an outstanding job in these extremely difficult and testing times putting their own lives at stake each and every day for our safety and security. Their contribution in securing the lockdown guidelines is extremely crucial and they are also one of the most vulnerable while performing duties on ground. Recognizing the significance of their irreplaceable contribution towards us and the nation, SpiceJet has gifted 400 face shields for their protection as a small gesture.”

SpiceJet has been at the forefront to ensure that the country’s supply chain remains intact and that crucial medical and other supplies are transported timely and efficiently by its dedicated fleet of freighters and passenger aircraft. Since the nation-wide lockdown began, it has transported over 5100 tons of cargo on more than 710 flights of which 256 were international cargo flights.

SpiceJet has operated special cargo flights to and from Guangzhou, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai, Kabul, Myanmar, Sharjah, Male, Kuala Lumpur, Ukraine and a host of other places.

SpiceJet operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7 carrying vital supplies in passenger cabin & belly space. Since then, the airline has been regularly deploying its B737 and Q400 passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin.

SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s dedicated cargo arm, has been regularly transporting surgical supplies, sanitizers, face masks, coronavirus rapid test kits, IR thermometers etc. and providing doorstep deliveries of essential supplies, medicines and medical equipment to various cities in India. The airline has helped Indian farmers maintain continuity of their supply chains by operating special cargo flights to take farm produce, fresh fruits and vegetables to various domestic and international destinations.

On March 29, SpiceJet operated a special flight between Delhi and Jodhpur to facilitate transportation of 136 Indian passengers evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran to a Government quarantine facility in the city.

SpiceJet operated a special charter flight on March 27 from Delhi to Coimbatore on Government's request and transported a Hazmat suit that is helping local authorities replicate and start local manufacturing.