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167 flights carried 248 tonnes critical medical goods across 1,50,000 km

April 9, 2020: Under the Lifeline UDAN scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), 167 flights transported around 248  tonnes of critical medical cargo during the Covid-19 lockdown covering 1,50,006  km.

Domestic public and private airline operators such as Air India, IAF, Pawan Hans, Indigo and Blue Dart transport medicines.
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Domestic public and private airline operators such as Air India, IAF, Pawan Hans, Indigo and Blue Dart transport medicines.

April 9, 2020: Under the Lifeline UDAN scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), 167 flights transported around 248 tonnes of critical medical cargo during the Covid-19 lockdown covering 1,50,006 km.

“Essential medical supplies including consignments of ICMR, HLL and others are continuously being delivered across the country. Domestic public and private airline operators such as Air India, IAF, Pawan Hans, Indigo and Blue Dart transport medicines, ICMR consignments, HLL consignments and other essential supplies to Srinagar, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar and other regions of the country on April 8, 2020,” said the MoCA release.

MoCA is also coordinating for delivery of cargo of Ministry of Health, Ministry of Textiles, Department of Posts etc. so that the collective purpose of making the essential medical supplies to people in all parts of the country is served.

S.No.

Date

Air India

Alliance

IAF

Indigo

SpiceJet

Total flights operated

1

26.3.2020

02

--

-

-

02

04

2

27.3.2020

04

09

01

-

--

14

3

28.3.2020

04

08

-

06

--

18

4

29.3.2020

04

10

06

--

--

20

5

30.3.2020

04

-

03

--

--

07

6

31.3.2020

09

02

01


--

12

7

01.4.2020

03

03

04

--

-

10

8

02.4.2020

04

05

03

--

--

12

9

03.4.2020

08

--

02

--

--

10

10

04.4.2020

04

03

02

--

--

09

11

05.4.2020

--

--

16

--

--

16

12

06.4.2020

03

04

13

--

--

20

13

07.4.2020

04

02

03

--

--

09

14

08.4.2020

03

--

03



06


Total Flights

56

46

57

06

02

167


Air India and IAF collaborated primarily for J&K, Ladakh, North-East and other island regions.

Air India lifted 3.76 tons of supplies to Colombo on 8 April 2020. Air India will be operating dedicated scheduled cargo flights to other countries for the uplifting of critical medical equipment as per the requirement.

Domestic Cargo Operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis. Spicejet operated 220 cargo flights from March 24 – April 8, 2020 covering a distance of 2,99,775 km and carrying 1805.6 tonnes of cargo. Out of these 61 were international cargo flights. Blue Dart operated 70 domestic cargo flights covering a distance of 67,273 km and carrying 1,075 tonnes of cargo from March 25 – April 8 2020.

Indigo has also operated 15 cargo flights on 3 – 8 April 2020 covering a distance of 12,206 km and carrying 4.37 tonnes of cargo.

Domestic cargo by Spicejet (As on 08.4.2020)

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

08-04-2020

11

100.63

10,329


International cargo by Spicejet (As on 08.4.2020)

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

08-04-2020

6

57.38

12,366

Blue Dart cargo uplift (As on 08.4.2020)

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

08-04-2020

6

1,23.300

5,027.85

Indigo cargo uplift (As on 08.4.2020)


Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres


15

4.37

12,206

(Note – Indigo’s Tonnage also includes Govt. cargo consisting of medical supplies carried on Free of Cost (FOC) basis.)


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