IndiGo flies plasma from Bengaluru for COVID-19 patient to Srinagar through India’s first air corridor

First Published 2, Sep 2020, 8:46 AM

IndiGo said it is the "second airline in the world to have transported plasma successfully on-board cargo".
 

<p>Two bags of convalescent plasma were transported by IndiGo on its connecting flights from Bengaluru to Srinagar, via Delhi, on September 1, for a COVID-19 patient.<br />
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Two bags of convalescent plasma were transported by IndiGo on its connecting flights from Bengaluru to Srinagar, via Delhi, on September 1, for a COVID-19 patient.
 

<p>"The plasma was first flown from Bengaluru to Delhi on 6E 363 followed by the connecting flight from Delhi to Srinagar 6E 2486," IndiGo said in a press release.</p>

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"The plasma was first flown from Bengaluru to Delhi on 6E 363 followed by the connecting flight from Delhi to Srinagar 6E 2486," IndiGo said in a press release.

 

<p>The plasma sustained a transit period of over eight hours and was delivered successfully at the government hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, the low-cost carrier noted.</p>

The plasma sustained a transit period of over eight hours and was delivered successfully at the government hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, the low-cost carrier noted.

<p>It was kept in the on-board cargo areas of the two flights, the airline said.</p>

It was kept in the on-board cargo areas of the two flights, the airline said.

<p>IndiGo said it is the "second airline in the world to have transported plasma successfully on-board cargo".<br />
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IndiGo said it is the "second airline in the world to have transported plasma successfully on-board cargo".
 

<p>Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer, IndiGo said, "The creation of the first air corridor in India to transport blood plasma can have a huge positive impact on the treatment of COVID-19 patients through plasma therapy".</p>

Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer, IndiGo said, "The creation of the first air corridor in India to transport blood plasma can have a huge positive impact on the treatment of COVID-19 patients through plasma therapy".

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