Two bags of convalescent plasma was transported by IndiGo on its connecting flights from Bengaluru to Srinagar, via Delhi, today for a COVID-19 patient.
“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.
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.
It was kept in the on-board cargo areas of the two flights, the airline said.
IndiGo said it is the “second airline in the world to have transported plasma successfully on-board cargo”.
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”.