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GoAir clocks more than 100 international charter flights, repatriates 18,195 stranded Indians

NITN | @notintownlive | 13 Jul 2020

GoAir clocks more than 100 international charter flights, repatriates 18,195 stranded Indians

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.