Madhya Pradesh man hires a 180-seater plane to ferry four family members

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 28, 2020, 05.22 PM(IST)

Airbus A320 Photograph:( Reuters )

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According to aviation experts, the cost of hiring an Airbus-320 is about Rs 20 lakh.

A Bhopal-based man hired a 180-seater A320 plane of a private carrier to ferry four family members to New Delhi, in a bid to avoid crowd at the airport and in flight amid the coronavirus crisis.

The person is a liquor baron, and he chartered the aircraft to send his daughter and her two children and their maid, who were stuck in Bhopal since the last two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

According to aviation experts, the cost of hiring an Airbus-A320 is about Rs 20 lakh.

The plane arrived in Bhopal from Delhi on Monday with the crew only and flew back with just four passengers.

There was no medical emergency, an airline official said, refusing to divulge any further details.

Domestic commercial flight services resumed from Monday, after a nearly two-month break due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

(with inputs from PTI)