Monday, May 04, 2020

IndiGo transports 50 tonnes of pharmaceuticals, fruits, vegetables amidst lockdown

IndiGo has transported over 50 Tonnes of pharmaceuticals, fruits and vegetables from and to Singapore and Maldives. Joining India’s fight against coronavirus, IndiGo has operated three international CarGo flights, to and from Singapore and Maldives. IndiGo flights were operated on Mumbai-Male-Mumbai, Trivandrum-Male-Trivandrum on May 02, and Mumbai-Bengaluru-Singapore-Mumbai on April 30 amidst total lockdown. These three flights transported over 50 Tonnes of cargo including pharmaceuticals, fruits and vegetables in the belly and cabin. IndiGo has assured that the flights were operated while observing all precautionary measures.

“We have been successfully using our A-320 passenger aircraft in a ‘freighter mode’ helping maintain and support supply chains in and out of the country at this critical time. Having previously operated these CarGo flights to the Gulf region, we have now operated these flights to Singapore from Bangalore and to Maldives from Trivandrum and Mumbai. While flying medical supplies, fresh vegetables and other export cargo, IndiGo continues to contribute and adapt its business to the needs of the hour,” Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said. “We are grateful to the government for allowing to carry cargo in the cabin, which has enabled these operations during the lockdown period,” Dutta said in a statement.
04/05/20 Debjit Sinha/Financial Express
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