News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 22nd June 2020 : In line with AirAsia India’s efforts to help migrant communities reach their homes safely, the airline chartered flights from Mumbai to Chennai, Kochi and Kolkata, to ferry over 360 seafarers. Continuing with its ‘Umeed Ki Udaan’ initiative, the airline has flown over 3900 stranded workers in the last four weeks since commercial operations began again in India, including operations at airports where the airline does not otherwise have scheduled commercial operations such as Port Blair, Jammu, Silchar, Patna and Dehradun. Flights from Mumbai included operations to Ranchi, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Silchar, and Dehradun while the airline also transported migrants from Imphal, Hyderabad and Kochi among others.
Working cohesively with National Law School Alumni, actor Sonu Sood, State Governments, private bodies and individuals, the airline has continuously worked towards ensuring that the Umeed Ki Udaan continues to conquer the sky inline with its brand ethos ‘Now Everyone Can Fly’.
Speaking of the collaboration Anup Manjeshwar, Head, Sales & Distribution, AirAsia India said, “To upkeep with the nation’s measure of containing the virus, the lockdown has resulted in migrant communities being stranded in various parts of the country. Air travel is established as the safest and most hygienic form of long distance transport, as the precautions and preparedness airports and airlines have in place are not feasible for other transportation services to replicate easily. We understand the importance of safety and the need to be with one’s family in these unprecedented times and Umeed Ki Udaan has been a catalyst in reuniting families and loved ones. In continuation of the Umeed Ki Udaan initiative, AirAsia India operated two more charter fights today and we look forward to associating with like-minded individuals and organizations who need our support.”
As per standard protocol, all guests are screened before boarding and provided customized AirAsia safety kits comprising Masks, Sanitiser and Face Shields for their personal safety. Post the charter operations, i5 307 from Kochi to Bengaluru and i5 305 from Kolkata to Bengaluru will operate as a scheduled flights and customers can book their seats now by logging onto www.airasia.com