The evacuation operation to rescue the Indians from China’s Wuhan city in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak was a “challenging operation” said Air India’s Director of Operations Captain Amitabh Singh on Thursday. The captain informed that the airline is the second line of defense whether it is a conflict, natural disaster or an epidemic outbreak.
“Air India is the second line of defense whether it is a conflict, natural disaster or a disease like this. It has always served the country. It was a challenging operation. We have a team and every department knows its role”, he said.
64-member team to the rescue
The evacuation operations included a total of 64 members. The team included 30 cabin crew, 8 pilots, 10 commercial staff of Air India and one senior officer from AI CMD Secretariat. The team was led by Air India’s Director of Operations Captain Amitabh Singh. He informed that he lead the team as an executive commander and when they reached Wuhan all roads and buildings were empty.