Infosys has brought back over 200 of its employees and their family members, who were stranded in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. The company brought these people back from San Francisco via a special chartered flight that landed in Bengaluru on Monday morning.
"Infosys chartered flight took off from SFO (San Francisco) last night bringing hundreds of employees and families home to Bangalore," Infosys Associate Vice President - Retail, CPG and Logistics Samir Gosavi said in a LinkedIn post. Infosys did not comment on the development.
According to sources, 206 individuals, including Infosys employees and their family members, were brought back. These individuals were stranded in the US after international flights were suspended following the coronavirus virus outbreak and the resultant lockdown, a person said.
The employees were a mix of those working on client sites as well some who had traveled to the US for some meeting or event, another person said.
The US is the biggest market for Indian IT services firms accounting for the biggest share of their revenues. For Infosys, North America accounted for over 60 percent of its revenue for the quarter ended in March 2020.
(With inputs from PTI)