New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Airline majors IndiGo and SpiceJet on Sunday operated two relief flights from Delhi to Jodhpur.
Accordingly, these independent flights of the two airlines were operated to ferry 136 (SpiceJet) and 139 (IndiGo) passengers from New Delhi to Army Isolation centre in Jodhpur. These passengers had come back from Iran to Delhi.
As per SpiceJet, it operated a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur for 136 Indian nationals evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran who have been taken to a government quarantine facility in the city.
“This special flight SG 9001 was operated as per the Government of India's request and the airline had deployed its Boeing 737 aircraft fo r this purpose,” the airline said in a statement.
On its part, IndiGo said that its flight 6E-9121 operated by two captains and four cabin crew, carried 139 Indian passengers to Jodhpur. These passengers are to be shifted to the Army Isolation centre.
“All passengers were certified as being corona negative prior to the flight. These passengers had arrived from Iran to Delhi on another flight as part of the evacuation of Indian citizens from the Covid-2019 impacted countries,” the airline said in a statement.
“All precautionary measures were followed while checking in and operating the flight, including overall staff, crew and aircraft maintenance engineers using 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.”
At present, all domestic flights are banned to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
However, special flights for rescue ops are being permitted by the government.