SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) will add an A340 freighter to its existing cargo fleet of three B737-700(BDSF)s, two B737-800(BCF)s, and three DHC-8-Q400 makeshift freighters.

The Indian budget carrier said in a statement the incoming quadjet will be primarily deployed on long-haul routes to Europe, the CIS, and Africa.

"The induction of our first wide-body cargo aircraft will be a huge game changer in our journey as the country's largest cargo operator," SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said. "We are confident that our long-haul cargo flights would further help boost Indian businesses, farmers, pharma companies providing them seamless access to newer markets."

As of March 25, 2020, SpiceJet has operated over 5,600 flights transporting over 31,000 tonnes of cargo.