Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Jet Airways partners with NGOs to provide relief to flood-hit Kerala

India’s Jet Airways has waived air freight charges on all domestic cargo shipments of relief material to Kerala after the region was hit by some of the worst flooding in 100 years.
The airline said it was also working closely with the state administration and several NGOs to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the tourist hot spot.
So far, Jet Airways has airlifted more than 10 tonnes of relief material including medicines, clothes, baby food, rice, milk powder and bed to the state.
Following unprecedented bouts of heavy monsoon rain and floods in Kerala over July and August 2018, more than 360 people have lost their lives, as many as 700,000 have been displaced, and many are in relief camps across the state.
The worst affected areas lie in the stretch between Chalakudi and Aluva, including Kochi airport (domestic and international), which is flooded and now closed until Wednesday August 29.
28/08/18 TTG