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Infosys hires chartered flight to bring back over 200 employees from US

Over 200 Infosys employees and their families arrived in Bengaluru on Monday morning from San Francisco on a chartered flight hired by software major Infosys.

While Infosys has brought back employees through the Vande Bharat flights operated by the government, this is the first instance it hired a chartered flight for this. The last time Infosys mounted a similar operation was during the Odisha floods when it hired a flight to help employees stranded in Bhubaneswar.

An Infosys spokesperson confirmed the hiring of flight but didn’t share more details. Sources ET NOW spoke to said over 200 employees and families were brought back. “This was done with all due permissions. We had a huge number of employees in one city so hiring a chartered flight made sense. The flight took off on Saturday night and reached Bengaluru on Monday morning.”

The flight was operated by Qatar airways. It wasn’t immediately clear if Infosys is planning more such chartered flights.

Earlier, Infosys’ assistant vice president Samir Gosavi shared pictures of the flight on his LinkedIn page, ‘Infosys chartered flight took off from SFO last night bringing hundreds of employees and families home to Bangalore. #LeadershipInPandemic #Respect #ProudOfInfosys’ he wrote on the post.

Software major Infosys is the first Indian company to issue ESOPs or employee stock options. In the light of Covid19, it has moved most work remote like other software majors.

At its recent annual general meeting, company officials said it is prepared to handle any challenges arising out of President Trump’s ban on work visas for the rest of the year as it has been increasing the pace of local hiring in the last few years. The company said over 60% of its employees in the US are visa independent.

-Times Now News

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