Friday, April 17, 2020

136 British nationals airlifted from Hyderabad

Hyderabad): As many as 136 British nationals stranded in Hyderabad were Friday airlifted by a special flight of British Airways.

The special relief flight landed at Hyderabad International Airport 04.59 p.m. from Bahrain and departed at 06:46 p.m. with 136 British nationals to Ahmedabad, from where few more British nationals were to be airlifted to Bahrain and then onwards to London.

The airport officials said all the passengers were serviced through the fully-sanitized Interim International Departures Terminal (IIDT) of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, which has been kept ready for evacuation operations.

In coordination with the British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad and the Telangana state government, the UK-bound passengers began arriving at the airport from 3.30 p.m. from various parts of Hyderabad.

"Today, we have partnered with the British Deputy High Commission in Hyderabad and the government of Telangana to support the operation of a special flight to evacuate UK citizens stranded in this region," said ASGK Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL).
17/04/20 IANS/daijiworld

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