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Saturday 1 January 2005

Relief Flights to Port Blair, Andaman

Dec 31. Indian Airlines operated 12 flights today to Port Blair carrying relief material and paramilitary forces to assist in relief operations in the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The flights, which were operated from Kolkata and Chennai, included two cargo flights that carried 15 tonnes of relief material.

Jet Airways will offer a 50 per cent rebate on 30 seats in the economy class of its daily flight from Port Blair to Chennai effective from tomorrow till January 7. Over 1,900 residents and tourists stranded on the islands have been evacuated from Port Blair on the 18 flights which the private carrier operated from Port Blair to Chennai and Kolkata.

Jet Airways will also transport daily 3,000 kg of relief cargo, comprising drinking water, clothing, food and medicines to Port Blair and Colombo from Chennai.

Source: The Hindu

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