Friday, May 21, 2021

Handled over 100 air ambulances for Covid +ve since April: Delhi Airport

New Delhi: The Delhi airport on Friday said it has handled 100 movements of air ambulance services for Covid-19 patients since April, as Indian in abroad opting for medical charter flights to carry their loved ones has increased the growth of private jets.

“With around 12 aircrafts currently permitted to operate from the airport, nearly 100 movements of Covid positive patients have been registered during the past month. These aircraft are available with medevac operations,” Delhi airport said.“At this time of need, Delhi Airport has been tirelessly supporting the Government in its fight against the pandemic. The GA Terminal with adjoining Aircraft Parking Stands has been handling air ambulance service to all Indian airports and several International destinations like Germany, Dubai, Zurich, Kathmandu, Dhaka, etc.,” A Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson said.

While handling Air ambulance flights, airside Follow-Me Inspectors of DIAL escort the outside ambulance vehicles from airside gates up to the respective aircraft parking bays/apron and vice-versa. Airports and FBO staff are operating 24x7 with a backup plan of manpower and resources to handle such Air ambulance flights on priority. 

21/05/21 Pioneer

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