After SpiceJet, GoAir has offered to fly the migrant workers, thousands of whom have been moving out from cities on foot and cycles, to get back home.
“GoAir stands with the nation and has offered its assistance to the Government in whatever way is useful, including helping our fellow Indian migrant workers get home, as we navigate this unprecedented crisis together,” the airline said on Twitter.
“The plight of the migrant workers walking hundreds of miles home with families and little ones is heart-wrenching. We @goairlinesindia are ready to operate special flights to get them closer to home, and have offered our services to the government for this,” Sanjiv Kapoor, who recently was appointed as an advisor at GoAir, added from his Twitter handle.
Following the 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, thousands of migrant workers started moving out of cities, citing lack of food and basic amenities.
As the bus or train transport services have been suspended, they started walking to their homes on foot, or in cycles and rickshaws.
The airlines have also suspended all their flights till April 14th,2020 because of the lockdown. However, they have offered to ferry relief materials. Earlier, SpiceJet and IndiGo had also stated that its aircraft and crew are available to transport people, medicine, equipment and relief materials.