Mumbai: AirAsia India’s ‘Umeed Ki Udaan’ initiative, launched to assist
stranded migrant communities, took off with its 23rd chartered flight in less than a month since airlines in India recommenced commercial operations. The airline today flew over 566 seafarers from Mumbai to Kolkata, Imphal, New Delhi and Dehradun. AirAsia India has now operated charter flights supported by alumni of the National Law School, actor Sonu Sood, State Governments, private bodies and individuals, in keeping with its brand ethos ‘Now Everyone Can Fly’. The 24th charter under the Umeed Ki Udaan initiative is scheduled to depart at 2030hrs today from Mumbai to Goa.
Speaking of the initiative, Anup Manjeshwar, Head, Sales & Distribution, AirAsia India said, “In our effort to serve migrant communities, ‘Umeed Ki Udaan’ has given us a sense of fulfillment about the way our charter flight operations have panned out. The opportunity to safely transport our stranded countrymen in need due to the lockdown has kept us motivated throughout this journey. It is indeed an honour for us to stand with individuals and companies working towards ensuring safe travel in challenging times like these and we look forward to extending our hospitality to more such noble initiatives.”
As per standard protocol, all guests are screened before boarding and provided customized AirAsia safety kits comprising Masks, Sanitiser and Face Shields for their personal safety. Post the charter operations, i5 9189 from New Delhi to Mumbai will operate as a scheduled flight.