Jet Airways and ActionAid India to reach out and rebuild the lives of flood affected communities in Tamil Nadu

Mumbai, India, 2015-12-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways India Ltd will partner with ActionAid India to reach out and rebuild the lives of flood affected communities in Chennai and Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu.

The immediate joint efforts by Jet Airways and ActionAid will focus on providing food and essential items such as drinking water, health and sanitary kits, mosquito nets and repellents, clothing, utensils, sleeping mats, bed rolls, materials for temporary shelters, learning resources/stationary and in providing psycho-social support.

Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said: “Lives of many people in Chennai and neighbouring region have been severely impacted by the floods. Jet Airways has partnered with ActionAid to bring immediate relief to those most in need in this unfortunate situation. Namrata Goyal will lead the Jet Airways efforts on this project while Jet Airways staff from across the country will also volunteer to lend a helping hand and work shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of the region for on-ground relief efforts.

In the long-term, the partnership will focus on rehabilitation including recovery and development of livelihoods, reconstruction and repair of damaged houses of over 2000 people. It will also work towards providing vocational skills training and employment opportunities to women from these communities for them to rebuild their lives.”

Namrata Goyal said: “Jet Airways has always risen to provide strength, support and solidarity to those in need, bound by the chords of compassion, empathy and love. To this end, we are proud to join hands with ActionAid India, a leading development organisation, which has been at the forefront of humanitarian response and rehabilitation. Together we are committed to rebuild lives of the most marginalised communities, with a strong focus on women and children.”

ActionAid India has been responding in four districts of Tamil Nadu providing relief and rehabilitation support since early November

Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director of ActionAid India said:”We are happy to partner with Jet Airways in transforming lives and livelihoods of the most excluded and marginalised women from Irula tribals, homeless and slum communities.”

As an immediate response to support those affected by floods in and around Chennai, Jet Airways is currently flying doctors and relief items to Tamil Nadu.

About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premiere international airline operating flights to 73 destinations, including 51 in India and 22 across the world. Jet Airways’ robust domestic network in India spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.

The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. With an average age of 6.04 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.

Jet Airways together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners, which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

Media Contacts

Mr. Manish Kalghatgi,
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road,
Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099

Ms. Srirupa Sen
Manager, Corporate Communications
Jet Airways (India) Ltd.
Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road,
Andheri East
Mumbai 400 099

SOURCE: Jet Airways (India) Ltd.