Emirates Airline to carry flood relief aid to Kerala, India

Emirates SkyCargo has announced it will fly 175 tonnes of relief aid to Kerala, India following a flood that has caused more than 231 deaths, the company said.

The airline said over a dozen flights 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.

Unprecedented floods due to incessant rain have created havoc in the state causing immeasurable misery and devastation. As per the official records, since August 8, over 231 people have died and more than 10 lakh have been displaced.

The company said the relief goods include boats, blankets and dry food items, which will be handed over to the local flood relief and aid organisations for distribution.

Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai´s Investment Corporation of Dubai.