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Coronavirus: 4 special flights to fly to India from Abu Dhabi starting May 17

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi Filed on May 13, 2020 | Last updated on May 13, 2020 at 04.08 pm
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There are three services to state of Kerala and one to Andhra Pradesh.

The second phase of Vande Bharat Mission will see four special flights operating to Indian airports from Abu Dhabi.

There are three services to state of Kerala and one to Andhra Pradesh.

First service is on May 17 to Kochi, then first flights from Abu Dhabi to Kerala state capital of Thiruvananthapuram on May 18 and Kannur on May 23. Also, first service to Andhra Pradesh will be to Visakhapatnam on May 19.

While Air India Express will serve Kerala sector, Air India will operate to Visakhapatnam.

30,000 Indians to return from 31 countries

India aims to double the number of repatriation to 30,000 people is the second phase starting from May 16. "In the first phase of Vande Bharat Mission, we were to bring back 14,800 Indians on 64 flights. 8,500 Indians have already returned till this morning. More flights are underway," Indian Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

"In the second phase, the numbers are being doubled. 30,000 more Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights," Puri added. 


Ashwani Kumar

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