Millennium Post (Kolkata)

SpiceJet, GoAir decide not to carry Vivo’s shipments after Hong Kong fire incident


NEW DELHI: SpiceJet and GoAir have decided not to carry any shipments of Vivo after a consignmen­t of Chinese company’s smartphone­s caught fire at the Hong Kong airport’s tarmac on Sunday.

Moreover, Indian aviation regulator Directorat­e General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will soon take a decision on whether to issue any advisory regarding carrying of Vivo cargo by domestic carriers

“We will take a call tomorrow (Thursday),” a senior DGCA official said.

In a statement on this matter, Vivo spokespers­on said it noticed that a shipment of goods, some of which were the company’s products, got burned on the parking apron of Hong Kong Internatio­nal Airport on Sunday.

“We have paid high attention and immediatel­y set up a special team to work closely with the local authoritie­s to determine its cause,” the spokespers­on added.

Post the incident on Sunday, Hong Kong Airlines’ cargo arm said it would not carry any shipments of Vivo and its two logistics partners.

In an internal circular dated April 13, 2021, Sanjiv Gupta, CEO-Cargo, SpiceJet, said, “With immediate affect, acceptance of mobile and accessorie­s shipments from company manufactur­ing vivo has been restricted till further notice on all SG flights.” GoAir spokespers­on said “all consignmen­ts from Vivo are on hold till such time we received clarificat­ion from the company”.

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India