SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) is set to enter into the cargo market with the delivery of its first dedicated freighter due to take place next month.

Speaking to India's Business Standard on condition of anonymity, senior airline officials said the LCC would add its first B737-800(BCF) later this month.

“Two planes have already undergone conversion and will be joining our fleet by the third week of July,” the SpiceJet official said adding that one of the aircraft is at Boeing's facilities at Shanghai Pudong while another is with Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek unit.

“We plan to start operations by July between the metro cities. Gradually we will be spreading the business to other cities including international destinations," they said.

SpiceJet plans to operate a total of twenty freighters by 2022.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) is India's only largescale operator of freighter aircraft employing six B757-200(PCF)s.