Low-cost airline GoAir on Monday said it operated more than 100 international charter flights and repatriates 18,195 stranded Indians in one month amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
GoAir start off repatriation flights on June 10 and gradually ramped up its services with a combination of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ flights and private international charters, it said in a release.
As of July 10, GoAir flew 103 international charters from the Gulf countries to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai, the airline said.
“It is our endeavor to continuously support the state in repatriation efforts — be it Vande Bharat Mission or international private charters — and help fly back our stranded citizens and reunite them with their families,” GoAir MD Jeh Wadia said.
“GoAir will be supporting the govt with more Vande Bharat Mission and private charter flights that are required to help our fellow Indians to return to their loved ones,” he added.
The airline said it’s ready to fly 5-6 international charters on an average per day.