Emirates flies dozen flights to Kerala for flood relief

By NT Bureau Published on Aug 28, 2018 02:33 PM IST

Chennai: To support Kerala in the aftermath of one of the worst floods the State has faced, Emirates SkyCargo said it will carry flood relief cargo of over 175 tons to Kerala, joining the UAE community in their support of the people of 'God's own country'.

"The air cargo operator will transport the relief goods, which have been donated by various UAE-based businesses and organisations to Thiruvananthapuram - the nearest online Emirates station to the areas most affected by the flood," a statement from Emirates SkyCargo said.

Over a dozen flights will be used for the operation. The goods, including lifesaving boats, blankets and dry food items, will be handed over to the local flood relief and aid organisations for distribution, the flight operator said.