Kochi Airport re-opens following Kerala floods
29 / 08 / 2018
India’s Kochi Airport re-opened as some semblance of normality returns to the country’s Kerala region following a period of sustained and heavy flooding.
Indian carrier Jet Airways has been amongst those to offer assistance, in its case agreeing to waive airfreight charges on all domestic cargo shipments of relief material flown to Kerala.
The airline has also confirmed that it has worked closely with the State Administration and several non-governmental organisations – such as Resul Pookutty Foundation, Uday Foundation, The Art of Living, Karukapadath Charitable Trust, Rotary India, Doctors for You and Americares India among others – to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the area.
Jet has airlifted relief supplies including medicines, clothes, baby food, rice and other provisions, milk powder, bed sheets and linen to the state to bring relief to the region.
Vinay Dube, Jet Airways’ chief executive, commented last week: “Jet Airways takes great pride in standing united with the communities it serves.
“While our efforts to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the devastation in Kerala are small measures given the scale of the destruction, we are taking every possible step to help people recover from this life-altering tragedy.”
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