Airlines, including Air India and SpiceJet, will begin flying vaccines out from Pune on January 12, to different parts of the country. Sources confirmed that the SpiceJet flight took off from the Pune airport at 8 am, to Delhi, with India’s first consignment of the vaccines.
Air India will fly a consignment to Ahmedabad, at 9.40 am. “The Air India flight will carry a load of 700 kg,” a senior executive from the industry told Moneycontrol.
Sources added that GoAir, the Wadia family owned low-cost airline, is also moving consignments from Pune. A company spokesperson later told Moneycontrol that the airline transported 6 lakh doses of the vaccine on two separate flights. These were flown to Chennai.
“While our efforts are to alleviate the complexities of the vaccine movement given the scale of the consignments and logistics, we are taking every possible step to support the institutions to reach the vaccine in all possible corners of the country,” said Kaushik Khona,