Mumbai, September 8
Budget provider GoAir has operated over 200 constitution flights from Saudi Arabia to numerous home airports as a part of repatriation efforts and has flown greater than 37,000 passengers between June 10 and September 4, the airline stated on Tuesday.
The Wadia Group-promoted non-public provider had commenced the repatriation flights on June 10 and steadily ramped up its operations with a mixture of the Vande Bharat Mission flights and personal worldwide charters.
GoAir has flown a complete 37,016 passengers from three cities of Saudi Arabia — Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah — to 11 Indian airports, working 203 constitution providers between June 10 and September 4, an airline spokesperson stated.
According to the airline, constitution operations from Dammam commenced from June 10 whereas these providers from Riyadh began working from June 11.
However, providers from Jeddah began solely from July 30, it added.
“We are pleased to have successfully completed the record 200 charter flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 87 days as part of the repatriation efforts, be it Vande Bharat Mission or international private charters,” stated Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GoAir.
“GoAir’s cockpit crew, cabin crew, airport staff and the entire team has put in all efforts to fly back our stranded fellow citizens and reunite them with their families,” he added.
The airline operated a complete of 101 flights from Dammam to Kochi, Kannur, Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Hyderabad and Trichy ferrying 18,197 passengers, stated the spokesperson.
The firm has operated 77 constitution service to Lucknow, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum and Kochi and introduced again 14,028 passengers.
Besides, the airline had operated 25 constitution flights from Riyadh additionally to Delhi and Lucknow carrying 4,791 passengers, he stated. PTI