Vande Bharat Mission: Day 7 of India's repatriation exercise

Two flights departed from Dubai carrying more than 360 passengers on Wednesday.



India's repatriation mission continued on Wednesday, May 13 with two more flights from Dubai.
India's repatriation mission continued on Wednesday, May 13 with two more flights from Dubai.
AI 916 left for Delhi with total 245 passengers at 2pm and flight IX 142 headed for Amritsar with 178 passengers .
AI 916 left for Delhi with total 245 passengers at 2pm and flight IX 142 headed for Amritsar with 178 passengers .
As part of the ongoing first phase, Air India  and Air India Express are operating 64 flights from May 7-14 to bring approximately 15,000 Indians from 12 countries home.
As part of the ongoing first phase, Air India and Air India Express are operating 64 flights from May 7-14 to bring approximately 15,000 Indians from 12 countries home.
The Indian government will also give preference to individuals who arrived in the GCC region on visit visas which have since expired, pregnant women, the elderly and those who require medical treatment in India.
The Indian government will also give preference to individuals who arrived in the GCC region on visit visas which have since expired, pregnant women, the elderly and those who require medical treatment in India.
Passengers would be subject to medical screening before boarding their flight and only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel.
Passengers would be subject to medical screening before boarding their flight and only asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel.
Seema, who works as a Mehndi artist at Global Village, gets ready to board the special flight from Dubai to Delhi and Amritsar under the Vande Bharat Mission.
Seema, who works as a Mehndi artist at Global Village, gets ready to board the special flight from Dubai to Delhi and Amritsar under the Vande Bharat Mission.
Daljeet Singh, who works as a supervisor in a crane rental company, awaits to board the special flight from Dubai.
Daljeet Singh, who works as a supervisor in a crane rental company, awaits to board the special flight from Dubai.
Akbar Shah, a handicraft dealer at Global village at airport, awaits to board the special flight to Amritsar.
Akbar Shah, a handicraft dealer at Global village at airport, awaits to board the special flight to Amritsar.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation in India said a total of 6,037 Indians were flown back to India in 31 flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under the Vande Bharat Mission in five days beginning from May 7.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation in India said a total of 6,037 Indians were flown back to India in 31 flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under the Vande Bharat Mission in five days beginning from May 7.
The airlines are operating a total of 64 flights - 42 by Air India and 24 by AI Express - to 12 countries including the USA, the UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Philippines, the UAE and Malaysia to repatriate 14,800 Indians back in the first phase, explained MoCA.
The airlines are operating a total of 64 flights - 42 by Air India and 24 by AI Express - to 12 countries including the USA, the UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Philippines, the UAE and Malaysia to repatriate 14,800 Indians back in the first phase, explained MoCA.
The second phase of the mission will be launched from May 16 to 22. Sources said it will bring back Indians from 31 countries. A total of 149 flights including feeder flights will be deployed under the second phase.
The second phase of the mission will be launched from May 16 to 22. Sources said it will bring back Indians from 31 countries. A total of 149 flights including feeder flights will be deployed under the second phase.
On Tuesday, two flights departed from Dubai. The first flight to Kannur took off at 2.45pm with 20 pregnant women, 41 medical cases and several senior citizens while the second flight to Mangalore took off at 5pm.
On Tuesday, two flights departed from Dubai. The first flight to Kannur took off at 2.45pm with 20 pregnant women, 41 medical cases and several senior citizens while the second flight to Mangalore took off at 5pm.

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