Saturday, April 11, 2020

SWISS Airlines launches special repatriation flight to India

SWISS airlines on Thursday launched a special repatriation flight, LX154, from Zurich to Mumbai and New Delhi on behalf of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

The flight, A330 aircraft, that left Zurich at 4:00 PM CET (7.30 PM IST) on 8 April and arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on April 9 at around 12:15 AM local time.

After a halt for some minutes, the flight-LX8915 is scheduled to reach at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport shortly past midnight on 10 April. The return flight, LX147 from Delhi to Zurich, will depart one and a half hours later at 1:35 AM local time the same day (April 10), carrying Swiss and other European nationals home.
Speaking on the special repatriation flight, George Ettiyil, Senior Director Sales South Asia – Lufthansa Group, said, “Lufthansa Group airlines are an integral part of the critical infrastructure of their home countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium. As a responsible corporate citizen, we are tasked with the duty and privilege to bring people back to their homes in this time of unprecedented global crisis. We are thankful to be able to help the government officials in India and Switzerland with this special flight.”
10/04/20 Statesman

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