New Delhi: Indian airlines companies, 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, reports PTI. 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 told PTI.Also Read - Air India Bans Smoking, Consumption of Intoxicating Substances at Workplace. Read Full Statement
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. Also Read - SpiceJet Flight From Delhi To Shirdi Diverted To Mumbai Due To Bad Weather
Post the incident on Sunday, Hong Kong Airlines’ cargo arm said it would not carry any shipments of Vivo and its two logistics partners. Also Read - Vivo Launches Vivo X80 Pro and X80 in India: Price, Specifications And Other Details Here
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 told PTI “all consignments from Vivo are on hold till such time we received clarification from the company”.