Coronavirus Crisis: IndiGo Transports 50 Tonnes of Cargo to Singapore and Maldives

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The airline used its A320 passenger plane for these flights, with the freight being stored within the stomach in addition to within the passenger cabin.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: May 5, 2020, 10:20 AM IST

IndiGo stated on Monday that it has operated three worldwide cargo flights carrying over 50 tonnes of cargo, together with pharmaceutical merchandise, vegatables and fruits, to and from Singapore and Maldives. The finances provider stated it operated the Mumbai-Male-Mumbai cargo flight in addition to the Trivandrum-Male-Trivandrum cargo flight on May 2.

A complete of 28.361 tonnes of cargo was transported from India to Male, Maldives’ capital metropolis. The return flights from Male didn’t have any cargo. IndiGo additionally carried out a cargo flight on Mumbai-Bengaluru-Singapore-Mumbai route on April 30, transporting 13.664 tonnes of freight to Singapore and bringing again 8.008 tonnes of cargo in the course of the return journey.

The airline used its A320 passenger plane for these flights, with the freight being stored within the stomach in addition to within the passenger cabin. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo stated, “Having previously operated these cargo flights to the Gulf region, we have now operated these flights to Singapore from Bangalore and to the Maldives from Trivandrum and Mumbai.”

“While flying medical supplies, fresh vegetables and other export cargo, IndiGo continues to contribute and adapt its business to the needs of the hour,” he added.

India has been underneath lockdown since March 24 midnight to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus, which has contaminated round 42,500 folks and killed greater than 1,370 folks within the nation until now. All business passenger flights have been suspended for the lockdown interval. However, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and particular flights permitted by the aviation regulator DGCA are allowed to function.

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