No-frills carrier GoAir on Monday said that it’s operated a total of 500 international flights, including 60 services under various air bubbles agreements and 21 flights under the Vande Bharat Mission, to numerous destinations till 27th September 2020.
GoAir started repatriation flights in June and gradually ramped up its operations with a mixture of Vande Bharat Mission flights, private international charters, and air bubble operations, the airline said during a statement.
These flights repatriated over 80,651 stranded Indians from the Gulf countries to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kochi, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kannur, Bhubaneshwar, Kochi, Amritsar, Tiruchirappalli, and Gaya, it said.
As a part of the air bubble arrangements, GoAir has operated flights from Dubai to Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, and Kannur in India, it added.
Spreading smiles across miles!😊✈️— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) October 2, 2020
In a span of less than 4 months, we operated 500 charter flights including #VandeBharatMission flights, bringing over 80,000 passengers home to their loved ones. #WorldSmileDay pic.twitter.com/u3pzbXtTvL
“We are pleased to continue our endeavors towards repatriation efforts – be it Vande Bharat Mission, international private charters, or air bubble operations, as we still bring Indian citizens back home,” said GoAir Chief executive officer Kaushik Khona.
The airline said its international charters originated from the Gulf countries for domestic destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kochi, Amritsar, Tiruchirappalli, and Gaya, among others.