Coronavirus Outbreak: Sonu Sood funds chartered flight to assist fly 173 migrant staff from Mumbai to Dehradun – Sourced

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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has funded one other chartered flight to assist fly over 170 migrant staff to Dehradun in Uttrakhand from town, in an plane operated by price range airline AirAsia India.

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The Airbus A320 aircraft with 173 migrants onboard left from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at round 1.57 pm, an AirAsia India spokesperson instructed Press Trust of India.

It landed on the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun at 4:41 pm, the spokesperson mentioned.

“As one other constitution flight takes flight immediately, our efforts to assist migrant staff stranded in varied elements of the nation have solely grown stronger.

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“Most of them have by no means had the chance to expertise air journey, and the grins on their faces brings me a variety of pleasure as they take this AirAsia India flight to succeed in residence to their households and buddies,” mentioned Sood.

The Bollywood actor additionally mentioned he was trying ahead to extra such flights within the close to future.

Sood had final week organized a particular chartered flight for 177 migrant staff caught in Kerala to assist them attain their properties in Odisha.

Anup Manjeshwar, head of gross sales and distribution, AirAsia India mentioned “with UmeedKiUdaan (constitution flights for migrants) our efforts are aimed toward uniting stranded migrant staff with their households, because the nation battles the pandemic.”

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The plight of migrant staff throughout this disaster has been heartbreaking, he mentioned, including Sood has been a pillar of energy in these testing instances and has come ahead to help airlifting stranded migrants from Mumbai to Dehradun with the airline’s constitution flights.

“The resounding response that we acquired nationwide for this initiative, taking migrant staff residence from Mumbai, Imphal, Guwahati and Kochi is a catalyst motivating us to do much more,” he mentioned.

“This is the sixth constitution flight now we have undertaken with extra on the horizon and we sit up for working with different like-minded people and organisations eager on supporting migrant communities,” Manjeshwar added.

Updated Date: Jun 06, 2020 14:08:31 IST

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