Friday, April 24, 2020

Aviation professionals strengthening India's fight against Covid-19: Minister

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday said that professionals engaged in the aviation field have strengthened India's fight against Covid-19 by making life-saving medical and essential supplies available across the country under 'Lifeline Udan' scheme.

In a tweet, the minister said: "The way our aviation professionals & stake holders have come forward to add strength to India's fight against COVID19 by making life saving medical & essential supplies available to citizens across the country under Lifeline UDAN is commendable."

Till now, 347 flights have transported 591.66 tonnes of medical supplies across the country under the Lifeline Udan initiative. Out of these, 206 flights have been operated by Air India and Alliance Air.

"Vistara has operated 7 cargo flights during 19-23 April 2020 covering 8,989 km and carrying around 20 tons of cargo. Spicejet operated 522 cargo flights during 24 March to 23 April 2020 covering 7,94,846 km and carrying 3,993 tons of cargo. Out of these, 178 were international cargo flights," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement.
24/04/20 IANS/daijiworld
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