132 Lifeline UDAN flights 184 tons of medical cargo: Corona Combat Air Help

132 Lifeline UDAN flights operated till date to transport more than 184 tons of medical cargo to various part of the country

06 April 2020 Under Lifeline UDAN initiative of MoCA, 132 cargo flights have been operated till date across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas. With support from Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private airlines, medical supplies of more than 184 tons have been delivered till date during lockdown period.

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

01

-

--

14

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

7

01.4.2020

03

03

04

--

-

10

8

02.4.2020

04

05

03

--

--

12

9

03.4.2020

08

--

02

--

--

10

10

04.4.2020

04

03

02

--

--

09

11

05.4.2020

--

--

16

--

--

16

Total Flights

46

40

38

06

02

132

Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Kargil, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Kargil, Leh, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Port Blair.

Total Kilometers covered

1,21,878 Kms

Cargo load carried on 05.04.2020

13.70 Tons

Total cargo load carried till 05.04.2020

160.96 + 23.70 = 184.66 Tons

 

INTERNATIONAL

 An air bridge between Shanghai & Delhi established. First cargo flight of Air India operated on 4 April 2020 and has brought 21 tons of medical equipment. Air India will be operating dedicated scheduled cargo flights to China for uplifting of critical medical equipment as per the requirement.

 

 PRIVATE OPERATORS

▪ Domestic Cargo Operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on commercial basis. Spicejet operated 174 cargo flights from 24 March – 5 April 2020 covering a distance of 2,35,386 Kms and carrying 1382.94 Tons of cargo. Out of these 49 were international cargo flights. Blue Dart operated 52 domestic cargo flights covering a distance of 5,00,86 Kms and carrying 760.73 Tons of cargo from 25 March – 4 April 2020.  Indigo has also operated 8 cargo flights on 3 – 4 April 2020 covering a distance of 6103 Kms and carrying 3.14 tons of cargo.

Domestic cargo by Spicejet (As on 05.4.2020)

Sl. No.

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

1

24-03-2020

9

69.073

10,600

2

25-03-2020

11

61.457

11,666

3

26-03-2020

8

42.009

9,390

4

27-03-2020

11

65.173

11,405

5

28-03-2020

7

50.302

8,461

6

29-03-2020

6

56.320

6,089

7

30-03-2020

6

56.551

6,173

8

31-03-2020

13

1,22.409

13,403

9

01-04-2020

17

1,38.803

16,901

10

02-04-2020

9

55.297

10,138

11

03-04-2020

12

1,08.56

10,767

12

04-04-2020

11

94.87

11,348

13

05-04-2020

5

36.70

5,581

Total

125

957.49

1,31,922

International cargo by Spicejet (As on 05.4.2020)

Sl. No.

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

1

24-03-2020

9

75.685

17,198

2

25-03-2020

9

89.911

17,454

3

26-03-2020

6

37.585

12,419

4

29-03-2020

4

37.431

8,887

5

31-03-2020

4

37.038

9,464

6

01-04-2020

2

18.989

4,564

7

02-04-2020

5

34.363

12,458

8

03-04-2020

5

56.69

10,510

9

04-04-2020

2

18.64

3,946

10

05-04-2020

3

19.12

6,564

Total

49

425.45

1,03,464

 

Blue Dart cargo uplift (As on 04.4.2020)

Sl.

No.

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

1

25-03-2020

8

92.056

7,855.95

2

27-03-2020

8

1,19.062

7,855.95

3

28-03-2020

2

19.067

2,204.65

4

30-03-2020

8

1,22.476

7,855.95

5

31-03-2020

6

1,11.598

5,027.85

6

01-04-2020

2

29.515

2,098.55

7

02-04-2020

6

82.493

5,027.85

8

03-04-2020

8

1,26.160

7,856.00

9

04-04-2020

4

58.300

4303.20

10

05-04-2020

--

--

--

Total

52

7,60.730

50,085.95

 

Note: Blue Dart did not operate any flight on 05.4.2020

Indigo cargo uplift (As on 04.4.2020)

Sl.

No.

Date

No. of Flights

Tonnage

Kilometres

1

03-04-2020

5

2.33

4871

2

04-04-2020

3

0.81

1232

3

05-04-2020

--

--

--

Total

8

3.14

6103

Note: Indigo did not operate any flight on 05.4.2020.

(Note – Indigo’s Tonnage also includes Govt. cargo consisting of medical supplies carried on Free of Cost (FOC) basis.)

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