Agency New Delhi: IndiGo on Wednesday said that it has offered Union Civil Aviation Ministry its “resources, aircraft and crew” to transport medicine, equipment and relief material from one part of the country to another. As the Modi government has suspended all domestic and international passenger flight operations in India to curb the spread of coronavirus, IndiGo’s fleet of more than 250 planes is currently grounded. IndiGo is the largest airline in India with around 47 per cent share in domestic passenger traffic, according to aviation regulator DGCA’s February data. In a press statement, the airline said, “In an endeavour to support Government of India, IndiGo, India’s largest airline, today has offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the nation in the worldwide battle against coronavirus.” “The airline has expressed support to contribute in the ferry supply of medicine, equipment, and relief samples from one part of the country to another,” the low-cost carrier said. India has banned international commercial passenger flights for a period of one week from Sunday. Moreover, domestic flights have also been suspended from Tuesday midnight. The airline stated that its CEO Ronojoy Dutta has written a letter to the civil aviation Minister, wherein he said, “I know you must be facing major logistical challenges in moving medicine, equipment and relief supplies from one part of the country to another.
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