In-line with its mission to work together and support the nation in the current scenario, IndiGo has operated 436 international passenger charter flights and 51 international repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission from June 03, 2020 till July 14, 2020. The airline operated international flights from Middle Eastern countries including UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and from other Asian nations like Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. IndiGo operated these flights while adhering to all the precautionary measures, ensuring a safe and hassle-free flying experience on-board a lean clean flying machine.
Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to have successfully operated close to 500 international flights in almost 1.5months, including passenger charters and repatriation flights under Vande Bharat mission. It brings us immense satisfaction, to be able to contribute in bringing back our fellow countrymen through these flights. We are grateful to the government for trusting us to operate these flights and including us in the Vande Bharat Mission. We look forward to supporting the nation in its hour of need”.
Overall, the charter and repatriation flights transported 75,428 passengers, out of which 65,865 passengers were on the flights between India and Middle East. The airline also managed a sizeable traffic of seafarers to and from destinations including Doha, Colombo, Hong Kong and Singapore amongst others. IndiGo repatriated 9,334 citizens on-board Vande Bharat Mission flights.