As part of Operation Ganga, the Government of India's endeavour to repatriate back Indians stuck in Ukraine, AirAsia India flew numerous flights from Budapest, Hungary, and Suceava, Romania, to Delhi, bringing 500 Indians home.
On the 4th of March, AirAsia India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, flew its first rescue flight from Suceava, Romania to New Delhi, flown by Capt. Manish Uppal, Head - Operations, AirAsia India. On the 5th and 6th of March, the airline operated additional flights from Budapest, Hungary to New Delhi. AirAsia India served delicious Indian meals and refreshments to the passengers as they boarded their flights back home.
Sunil Bhaskaran, MD & CEO of AirAsia India, spoke about the initiatives, stated, “We feel privileged to have extended our support to the Government of India’s repatriation efforts as part of Operation Ganga, as well as enabling the homecoming of so many Indians, specially young students to their home states in collaboration with the Governments of Kerala and Odisha. Our pilots and crew feel a great sense in facilitating a safe journey home to fellow citizens, and ensuring the safety and comfort of our guests on board. We look forward to continuing to support humanitarian initiatives wherever we can contribute.”