Charter flights help migrant workers return to work
A total of 180 migrant workers from Yunnan ride in a chartered Xiamen Airlines plane. [Photo/carnoc.com]
A chartered Xiamen Airlines flight MF8492 transported migrant workers from Yunnan province to Nan’an city, Fujian province on Feb 25.
The plane, carrying 180 workers from three Nan’an firms, arrived at the Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport at 19:15.
Meanwhile, Xiamen Airlines flight MF8422 transported 165 workers from Guiyang to Xiamen.
Starting in mid-to-late February, Xiamen Airlines drew up plans to launch custom chartered plane services to deliver 500 Yunnan employees to Quanzhou with the aim of helping local enterprises alleviate employee shortage in resuming operations amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.
In order to offer efficient and convenient services for workers outside Fujian province, Xiamen Airlines has set up green channels for the resumption of work and production amid the difficult situation, and introduced chartered bus services to transport them to factories while avoiding cross-infection caused by the new virus as much as possible.
According to local government reports, as of Feb 24, Xiamen Airlines had dispatched 47 flights and delivered more than 6,000 migrant workers from Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Chongqing, Henan, and Gansu back to Fujian, ensuring the resumption of work in an orderly manner.