India travel company Yatra initiates ImpactGuru crowdfunding campaign to support airline workers

Hindu Business Line has reported India-based online travel agency Yatra has initiated a crowdfunding campaign on to help airline and airport workers, the news source said.

The company aims to raise funds to provide food, PPE kits, medicines, as well as financial compensation to the workers.

Before the pandemic, India had high growth rates of domestic and international travel via air. The Covid-19 outbreak has put a halt to domestic and international travel. With the current global situation, it is unlikely that airlines may experience their usual volume anytime soon. Many of the workers fear to lose their jobs or salary cuts.

Through this campaign, Yatra hopes to distribute provisions all over India to help the workers who are struggling to make ends meet during this lockdown, and also help the airlines support their staff during this time.