IndiGo operated special flights to transfer 197 stranded Kenyan citizens to Mumbai for their flight to Nairobi

Mumbai: In its endeavour to support the nation and stranded passengers, IndiGo operated two special relief flights for Kenyan Nationals in India. The IndiGo flight from Delhi-Ahmedabad-Mumbai transferred total 114 passengers while the flight from Chennai-Bangalore-Hyderabad-Mumbai transferred 83 passengers to Mumbai, for their return flight. The Charter was initiated by Kenya Embassy and the flights were operated while observing all precautionary measures.

Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to contribute in the evacuation efforts for Kenyan nationals from across the country to Mumbai, from where they were flown to Nairobi by Kenyan Airways. The Charter was initiated in coordination with the Kenyan consulate and the Indian government, to help the citizens reach the Mumbai airport from various cities including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. We are grateful to the government for allowing IndiGo to operate these repatriation flights, which contributed to the return of stranded Kenyan Nationals to their homes safely. We will continue to contribute to the country in every way possible.

On the occasion, H.E. Willy Kipkorir Bett, High Commissioner of Kenya to India said, “We partnered with IndiGo to facilitate the mobilization of our Kenyan citizens from various cities in the country to Mumbai. I would like to take this opportunity to thank IndiGo and to say that they executed the mobilization in the most professional manner, right from discussing the special requirements for passengers (patients), to ensuring safety measures for COVID-19 like social distancing. Keep up the good work!”

The operations assisted in seamless transfer of 75 citizens from Delhi, 39 from Ahmedabad, 23 from Chennai, 28 from Bengaluru and 32 from Hyderabad, to Mumbai, from where they were flown to Nairobi on a Kenyan Airways flight.