Sunday, March 22, 2020

More special flights planned to evacuate Malaysians from India

New Delhi: Malaysia is waiting for the Indian government’s permission to organise six more special flights to evacuate hundreds of Malaysians stranded in India while 372 flew out of Tamil Nadu on two chartered planes on Saturday night.
One AirAsia plane carried 186 passengers from Chennai and an equal number left on another flight from Tiruchirappalli.

“The priority was given to women, children and those unwell. We received approval for these two flights on Saturday and we assisted those requiring urgent evacuation. There are still hundreds of people waiting in Chennai and Tiruchirappalli for evacuation,” a person from the Malaysian consulate in Chennai told Bernama.

“Only those who came to India with return tickets issued by any airline were allowed on the two chartered flights,” he said.

There are four more such flights planned to evacuate Malaysians stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, while Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has applied for permission to evacuate passengers from Chennai early on Tuesday and plans one flight from Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon.
22/03/20 Borneo Post

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