Thursday, June 25, 2020

AirAsia India operated 25 charter flights since May 28

Mumbai: Budget carrier AirAsia India has operated 25 charter flights till date, carrying over 4,000 migrants to 15 various destinations since it commenced charter operations on May 28 under an initiative, the airline has said. On Wednesday, it flew 158 seafarers from Mumbai to Goa on its 25th charter flight under the 'Ummed Ki Udan' initiative.
Of the over 4,000 migrants flown by AirAsia India during the period, the maximum 2,815 were from Mumbai, the airline said in a statement.
As part of the 'Umeed KiUdan' initiative, the airline has operated charter flights at 15 different destinations including Mumbai, Ranchi, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Goa, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Imphal, it said.
The initiative is aimed at supporting migrant communities stranded outside their home states due to the lockdown and travel restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic, said the airline.
25/06/20 PTI/Economic Times
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