Monday, May 11, 2020

Bahrain, Maldivian nationals evacuated in three flights

Thiruvananthapuram: Trivandrum International Airport handled three international passenger flights on Monday. Two flights to Maldives and a flight to Bahrain were operated from the airport.
A Maldivian airlines repatriation flight with 49 passengers left from the airport at 12.10pm to Male. The special fight was arranged by Male ministry of foreign affairs to fly home the Maldivian nationals stranded in foreign countries.
A medical team of six doctors and eight health inspectors conducted health screening of the passengers before they boarded flight.

Another Maldivian airlines flight, arrived from New Delhi, departed from the airport on Monday night with 129 stranded Maldives nationals. It is the third flight operated to Thiruvananthapuram to evacuate Maldives nationals. On March 11, more than 200 people travelled in rescue flight to Maldives from Thiruvananthapuram.

Meanwhile, a repatriation flight of Air India Express to evacuate stranded Keralites in Bahrain, which was operated from Trivandrum airport, left with 96 Bahrain residents at 2.15pm.
“We have handled cargo and medical equipment flights during the lockdown. It is the first time after lockdown that three passenger flights were operated from the airport. The passengers were handled following the Covid-19 protocol and disinfection is conducted after every flight,” said airport director C V Ravindran.
11/05/20 Times of India

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