SpiceJet repatriates 269 Indians from Amsterdam

Kolkata, Aug 2,  SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the largest air cargooperator, operated its maiden long-haulcharter flight bringing back home 269 Indians from Amsterdam to Bengaluru and
Hyderabad today. The airline operated its first-ever long-haul charter flight from Amsterdam on a A330-
900 Neo aircraft. The flight arrived in Bengaluru at 8.58 am IST and the same aircraft then
proceeded to Hyderabad with the remaining passengers, a SpiceJet spokesperson here
on Sunday said. Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is immensely proud
to operate its maiden long-haul repatriation flight from Amsterdam to India and bring back
home our fellow Indian nationals. This is a historic moment for SpiceJet and Indian aviation.”
“I have always believed that there is an opportunity in every adversity and time and again
SpiceJet has tried to convert a crisis into an opportunity. This global pandemic has taught
us many things and given us an opportunity to show our true potential. SpiceJet emerged
as the No.1 Cargo Company in India during the pandemic. We have successfully repatriated
over 75,000 Indian citizens operating more than 450 charter flights from different parts of
the world. This repatriation flight from Amsterdam is another feather in our cap and we
hope to do many more such flights in the coming days,” Mr Singh added.
The twin-aisle A330 aircraft used by SpiceJet has a configuration of 353 economy and
18 business cla