Air travel is not suitable for moving plants from one place to another unless properly packed as the plants are likely to be damaged. While some plants like rose plants are surviving the journey from Mumbai to Goa by air, it appears that the neem plants are rather delicate
On July 22, 2017, a neem plant was transported from Mumbai to Goa by air, check in luggage. However by August 15, 2017, the neem plant had lost most of the leaves as the rough handling in the airport and airplane damaged the plant.
At present the neem plant is under observation to check whether it will generate leaves after some time.