Tuesday, May 19, 2020

First flight from Muscat arrives

Hyderabad: Acharter flight carrying 28 Oman nationals took off from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, on Monday, as part of the ongoing evacuation operation. The relief flight of Star Air, OG 9111, that departed from Hyderabad at 7.12 am ferried the passengers to Mumbai. From there, they were to be airlifted by an Air India Express flight to Oman.

Later in the evening, an Air India Express flight, IX 0818, from Muscat (Oman), landed at the city facility with 182 Indian nationals on board. While 166 deplaned at RGAI, the remaining were ferried to Mumbai. The flight was operated under the second phase of the Vande Bharat Mission. The aircraft which was expected to reach Hyderabad at 5.35 pm, reached at 8.12 pm.

Under phase 1 of the mission, the RGIA has so far handled 14 departures and nine arrivals of close to 1,500 Indian citizens returning home.
19/05/20 Times of India
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