With a flight to Thiruvananthapuram taking off from Muscat on Wednesday morning, Khimji’s House of Travel has completed the facilitation of 100 commercial charter flights.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March created a serious situation for thousands of people who were stranded and the necessity for charter flights was urgent and immediate.
Following the 100 charter flights milestone, Bhupesh Chowdary, COO of Projects and Logistics Cluster at Khimji Ramdas, said, “We thank all regulatory authorities, associations, trade partners, our airline partners and our team members for their support in ensuring that all arrangements are carried out smoothly. We are also grateful that our clients trusted us completely to be able to service them during these difficult times.”
Cashio Vettom, GM, Khimji’s House of Travel, said, “We have strived to support all requests from people in need which included repatriation from Oman and bringing back students stranded in different parts of the world. All our clients were treated with the utmost care and empathy during our interactions.
“Considering the dire need of the situation, ten deserving passengers were booked free of charge on Wednesday’s Muscat–Thiruvananthapuram flight,” Vettom added.
In the past few months, Khimji’s House of Travel has been operating charters with various airlines to the Indian subcontinent.
On June 18, the first charter took off from Salalah to Calicut for the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre Oman. Besides the charter flights operated to India, Khimji’s House of Travel also played a role in connecting people between Oman and different parts of the world.