Mangaluru: As many as 174 passengers came from Dammam to Mangaluru on August 29 through a private flight chartered by Hamed J Al-Ghamdi Trading Est and AGT minerals.
The company had provided free ticket for the widow and children of a man from Udupi who recently passed away.
Pregnant women, those who lost jobs and those who were in need of emergency medical care were also among the passengers. The company had provided protective gears for all passengers.
The company has expressed its gratitude to Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojari and former Karnataka NRI Forum Deputy chairperson Dr Arathi Krishna for their help in obtaining permission.
Anwar Sadat, Shamsuddin Bairikatte, Azad Kodijal, Ansar Kodijal, Riyaz Kodijal and others from AGT were present. Ismaeel Ullal from Realtech, social worker Farooq Portfolio and members of Blood Donors team were also present at the airport to assist the passengers during departure.