74 flights operated till date under Lifeline Udan; more than 22 tonnes cargo transported in single day

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New Delhi: Under Lifeline Udan initiative of Ministry of Civil Aviation, 74 flights have been operated till date for transporting medical cargo across the country. A total of 37.63 tonnes of cargo has been transported till date out of which more than 22 tonnes has been transported on 31st March 2020.

On 31st March, following flights were operated:

Lifeline 1: Air India flights: Mumbai to New Delhi to Guwahati to Mumbai carried consignments of Meghalaya , Assam, ICMR, consignment of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Pune

Lifeline 2: Air India flights: New Delhi to Hyderabad to Trivandrum to Goa to Delhi. It carried consignments of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, ICMR, Goa.

Lifeline 3: Alliance Air flight: Hyderabad to Bengaluru to Hyderabad carried consignment of Ministry of Textiles.

Lifeline 4: Air India flight: Chennai to Port Blair to Chennai

Lifeline 5: IAF flight: Hindon(Delhi) to Port Blair via Sulur

As part of India’s war against COVID-19, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India has launched “Lifeline Udan” flights for movement of medical and essential supplies across the country and beyond.

Details of flights are as below:

S.

No.

Date

Air India

Alliance

IAF

Indigo

SpiceJet

Total flights operated

1

26.3.2020

02

02

04

2

27.3.2020

04

09

13

3

28.3.2020

04

08

06

18

4

29.3.2020

04

10

06

20

5

30.3.2020

04

03

07

6

31.3.2020

09

02

01

12

Total Flights

27

29

10

06

02

74

* Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati and Port Blair

  • dedicated Medical Air Cargo related website has been launched and is fully functional from today. The link is available on the MoCA website (www.civilaviation.gov.in).

  • Domestic Cargo Operators; Blue Dart and Spicejet are operating cargo flights on commercial basis.

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