SpiceJet has signed an agreement with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) and Ras-Al-Khaimah International Airport, the UAE, to promote export of agricultural products.

The tripartite was signed at the last day of the Wings India 2020 here on Saturday. Exports are expected commence from April 2020.

The agreement, which is being taken up as part of the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) Krishi Udaan scheme, would promote export of agri products from India to the United Arab Emierates and neighbouring countries, making Hyderabad as a base.

The MoU would cover products like mango, okra, chillies, curry leaf, herbs, fruits and vegetables, spices, livestock, dairy and marine products.

“This MoU will create a robust advocacy platform to harness our agricultural markets and help create an ecosystem for exporting perishable agro products from Hyderabad,” S G K Kishore, Chief Executive Officer of GHIAL, said.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, and Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao.

“This partnership will help farmers get access to international markets and promote export of agro products from India,” Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, said.

A dedicated freight corridor will be created to leverage the agro and farming sector potential from centrally located Telangana and the neighbouring regions.