INDIA’s SpiceJet has applied to begin Covid related cargo flights in the US soon, and is looking to wet-lease aircraft for the operation, reports London’s Loadstar.

The carrier applied to fly an all-cargo service between India and the US and cargo charters and cargo-passenger combination flights.

“Specifically, SpiceJet plans to start operating charters carrying Covid-19 PPE cargo and repatriation passengers between Delhi, India, and New York JFK as soon as possible, thus contributing to the ongoing relief operations to combat the pandemic,” said SpiceJet.

“Subject to appropriate authorisations, it may start charter flights through a wet-lease arrangement at the outset and then transition to its own fleet,” said SpiceJet.

Any airlines that’ll support or object will have to file their response by December 16.

“For its proposed US operations, SpiceJet is planning to operate Boeing 737-700 and B737-800 cargo and B737-800 passenger aircraft,” said SpiceJet.