74 flights transport more than 22 tonnes cargo

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 March 31, 2020. 

On March 31, 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.DateAir IndiaAllianceIAFIndigoSpiceJetTotal flights operated
126.3.2020020204
227.3.2020040913
328.3.202004080618
429.3.202004 10 06 20
530.3.2020040307
631.3.2020090201  12
 Total  Flights272910060274

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

·         A 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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