New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) To boost the morale of its employees to continue their struggle against the Covid-19 outbreak, national passenger carrier Air India has come out with a special tribute video honouring its “Flying Corona Warriors”.
“This is Air India's small tribute to all Air Indians for their relentless battle to contain the corona crisis.. Its like acknowledging the relentless service that Air India and Air Indians have been doing ever since we spread our wings to evacuate Indians stranded at Wuhan.. the epicentre of the coronavirus.. and the saga continues…”
The airline has won praise across the board on the swift evacuation of Indians from around the world, while maintaining high health safety standards.
However, many of the airline's crew members have been ostracised and one even got the Covid-19 infection.
Nevertheless, medical grade protective equipment, PPEs and best practices have kept almost all the employees safe till now.
To thank the efforts of all the crew, ground and other staff the airline on Friday came out with the special video.
Significantly, despite its precarious financial position, the national passenger carrier has emerged as one of the few airlines in the world that have evacuated more than 9,000 passengers during the Covid-19 crisis. The airline till date has carried out massive flight operations to China, Japan and Europe to bring back stranded Indians, mostly students and pilgrims.
Besides, the airline has been instrumental in repatriating foreigners to Israel, the UK and Germany.
Furthermore, Air India and its subsidiary Alliance Air has reached every corner of the country to supply essential medical equipment. Till now it has ferried over 1,000 tonnes of relief material from major domestic hubs to small cities and remote regions of the country.
The airline has also played a big role in connecting India with the rest of the world via cargo operations to various countries, whether neighbouring or far-off. It has also provided opportunity for farmers, medical companies and other e xporters to venture out in the international market.