Combating coronavirus: Air Arabia announces new repatriation flights from Indian cities

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Sharjah - Flights will operate from Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin and Hyderabad.

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Published: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 12:02 PM

Last updated: Mon 20 Apr 2020, 8:25 PM

Sharjah's budget carrier Air Arabia on Monday announced it will operate repatriation flights from four cities across India to bring back UAE nationals.

The special flights to Mumbai and Delhi will operate today, April 20, while flights from Cochin and Hyderabad to be operated on April 22.

"Air Arabia remains committed to bring stranded citizens back home as well as supporting requests to operate repatriation flights and is working closely with UAE authorities in this regard. The airline announced earlier that it's operating a mix of repatriation flights as well as cargo flights during the month of April to multiple destinations," it said in a statement on Monday.

Last week, it announced new passenger repatriation as well as cargo flights to nine countries from Sharjah International Airport. The airline will operate a mix of outbound only passenger flights as well as cargo flights during the month of April to Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, India and Nepal.

However, the airline will be operating only cargo flights to India as the New Delhi had announced suspension of all domestic and international commercial passenger operations till 11.59pm on May 3.

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