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

    Published on April 1, 2020

    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.