NEW DELHI: SpiceJet today said that the airline, for the first time, operated long-haul wide-body charter flight to Canada on a wet-leased aircraft.The airline said that it repatriated 352 Canadian nationals and permanent residency holders from New Delhi to Toronto today.“The flight departed from New Delhi at 8.10 am IST and is scheduled to reach Toronto at 6:40 pm (local time). The airline chartered a wide-body Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft from Hi Fly for this flight. The twin-aisle A330 Neo aircraft has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats,” the airline said in a statement.The airline, which does not have any dual aisle aircraft in its fleet, has taken Airbus 330s on wet lease and had also recently operated a flight between Amsterdam and Bengaluru, Hyderabad. The airline also plans to operate many such flights, as part of its plans to increase its topline, which has been impacted due to COVID and lockdown impacting travel.“Our first-ever long-haul charter flight to Canada is yet another example of our commitment to helping as many people as we can to get back home to their families in these troubled times. Being the first Indian budget airline to operate a non-stop long-haul flight to North America is a proud moment for the SpiceJet family. We have operated flights across the globe repatriating close to 85,000 people and transporting over 28,000 tons of medical and essential supplies and we intend to keep on with our efforts,” Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet was quoted in the release.