NITN | @notintownlive | 13 Jul 2020
New Delhi/NITN: Indian airline GoAir has clocked more than 100 international charter flights and repatriated 18,195 stranded Indians.
GoAir started the repatriation flights on Jun 10 and gradually ramped up its operations with a combination of Vande Bharat Mission flights and private international charters.
As of Jul 10, the airline flew 103 international charters from the Gulf countries to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
GoAir is geared up to fly 5-6 international charters every day on an average.
Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said, "It is our endeavor to continuously support the nation in repatriation efforts – be it Vande Bharat Mission or international private charters. GoAir’s cockpit crew, cabin crew, airport staff and the various teams involved have been burning their midnight oils to make this happen.
"There is a deep sense of fulfilment and achievement as we fly back our stranded citizens and reunite them with their families. GoAir will be supporting the Government of India with many more Vande Bharat Mission and private charter flights that are required to help our fellow Indians to return to their loved ones."
GoAir did most flights (47) between Kuwait and India and repatriated 8,298 stranded Indians back home.
Followed by 20 flights between Doha (Qatar) and India wherein 3,547 stranded Indians were repatriated.
GoAir’s 14 repatriation flights from Dammam (Saudi Arabia) brought 2,403 stranded Indians back home.
Another 10 repatriation flights from Dubai brought 1,798 stranded Indians back home, 9 repatriation flights from Muscat (Oman) and 3 repatriation flights from Abu Dhabi (UAE) brought 1,613 and 536 stranded Indians back home, respectively.
- SpiceJet to connect Darbhanga with Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru with daily flights
- IndiGo commences flights between Male and Kochi under Air Bubble
- Air India actively considering reintroduction of Kolkata-London-Kolkata direct flights
- CapaJet announces Southeast Asia & Pacific repatriation flights for Indians from Aug 19
- GoAir repatriates 37,990 stranded Indians, clocks more than 200 international charter flights
- IndiGo announces it will slash 10 percent of workforce
- GoAir clocks more than 100 international charter flights, repatriates 18,195 stranded Indians
- Etihad Airways to resume special passenger services to six destinations in India
- Etihad Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
- Etihad Airways to resume wider network of flights as UAE travel restrictions ease
Gurugram/NITN: India's private airline SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of daily flight services connecting Darbhanga with key metros of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Kochi/NITN: India's private airline IndiGo commenced two weekly flights between India and Maldives under air bubble from Friday.
Kolkata/UNI/NITN: Air India, the Asian country's national airline, is actively considering reintroduction of its Kolkata-London-Kolkata direct flight soon after getting nod from the Aviation Ministry and Airport Authority of India (AAI) and clearance of other technicalities.