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COVID-19: GoAir offers aircraft, pilots, cabin crew, airport staff for emergency services and repatriation of citizens

COVID-19: GoAir offers aircraft, pilots, cabin crew, airport staff for emergency services and repatriation of citizens

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Mar 2020, 03:46 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: GoAir has reached out to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA and offered its services in the wake of a complete lock down across the nation.

The Wadia Group-controlled carrier has offered its aircraft, pilots, cabin crew and airport staff to carry out emergency services and repatriation of citizens.

The letter submitted to the ministry offers the following services: Ship cargo on behalf of the government; Ship essential services such as medicines, food grains et al; Ship manpower who would carry out the emergency services: doctors, nurses, para medics, relief workers; Repatriate Indian citizens who are stuck overseas and bring them back home; Repatriate expats in our country back to their base countries and Repatriate Indian citizens within our various states and Union Territories.

Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir, said, “GoAir has always maintained a ‘nation before company’ approach and the airline is fully supportive of the initiatives announced by our Honorable Prime Minister.

In fact, GoAir was the only airline to respond to Prime Minister’s clarion call to observe Janata Curfew and we suspended all our flights on Sunday 22nd March 2020. With our state-of-the-art fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, GoAir is on stand-by for any flight that the government may want us to fly."

GoAir flies to 35 destinations that include 27 domestic destinations namely Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar and Varanasi, as well as 8 international destinations namely Phuket, Male, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bangkok, Kuwait, and Dammam.

COVID-19: GoAir offers aircraft, pilots, cabin crew, airport staff for emergency services and repatriation of citizens

India Blooms News Service
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