SpiceJet receives the first Boeing 737-800BCF

New Delhi, India - The Indian low-cost operator SpiceJet has received its first Boeing 737-800BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter).

The aircraft will enter into service with the SpiceJet's newly launched cargo subsidiary SpiceXpress.

SpiceExpress was founded in September 2018 and began operations in January 2019 on the Delhi-Bengaluru-Delhi route.

With this new freight line, the airline became the first airline to operate freight services between Northeast India and Southeast Asia.

SpiceExpress currently has two Boeing 737-700 freighter jets in its fleet. The parent SpiceJet plans to expand the fleet of its new subsidiary to 20 aircraft by 2022.

The Boeing 737-800BCF is a converted freighter aircraft that was previously operated for passenger transport.

The Boeing 737-800BCF is able to carry around 23 tonnes of cargo.

According to Boeing, the 737-800BCF is 20% more fuel-efficient compared with the classic 737s.