Airlines across the world are offering their services to provide relief measures during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Indigo is the latest airline to join the efforts by operating a relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on March 29, 2020, in line with its commitment to provide support to the nation. The flight 6E-9121 carried 139 Indian passengers to Jodhpur to be shifted to the Army Isolation centre. It was operated by 2 captains and 4 cabin crew.
All passengers on board were tested negative for the coronavirus before they began their journey. These passengers had arrived from Iran to Delhi on another flight as part of the evacuation of Indian citizens from other countries impacted by the coronavirus.
Stringent health and safety measures were taken
Precautionary measures were in place while checking in and operating the flight. The staff, crew and aircraft maintenance engineers were all given personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, spraying disinfectant on all the bags prior to loading, meal boxes placed on seats prior to boarding and passenger disembarkation in lots of 20 and x-ray treatment of all check-in baggage.
Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are honoured to have the opportunity to operate this relief flight, which enabled the shifting of 139 Indian citizens evacuated from Iran, to Jodhpur for testing, isolation and treatment as needed. I salute the courage of our employees who are highly motivated and eagerly taking the opportunities to contribute at this critical time. It will be our honour to further extend our resources in moving medicine, equipment and relief supplies from one part of the country to another, in service of the nation.”