Monday, May 11, 2020

Air India to operate 2 flights from Jeddah to Kerala as repatriation continues

Jeddah: A Delhi-bound special flight of India’s national carrier left King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, with139 passengers on board on Sunday afternoon. The AI 926 flight, carrying 14 women and eight children among the passengers, landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi around 10 p.m.

This was the second of the five special flights Air India began operating from Saudi Arabia as part of the Indian government’s largest repatriation of its nationals stranded abroad under its Vande Bharat Evacuation Mission.

The government of India started on Thursday the operation to bring back around 14,800 stranded Indians from 12 countries on board 64 Air India flights.

The national carrier operated the first flight on Friday from Riyadh to Kozhikode (Calicut) in the southern state of Kerala with 152 passengers on board while the third flight will depart from Dammam to Kochi in Kerala on May 12.

The Jeddah–Delhi special flight of May 13 has been rescheduled by the government of India and now it will operate on Jeddah–Kozhikode sector on May 13, the Indian Consulate said in a statement.
11/05/20 Saudi Gazette/ AlKhaleej Today
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