Friday, May 08, 2020

Lockdown 3.0: 32 Kenyan citizens airlifted from Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Thirty-two citizens of Kenya stranded in Hyderabad due to the lockdown were airlifted on Thursday, officials said.

A special passenger relief flight of Indigo Airlines evacuated the Kenyan citizens to Mumbai, from where they will leave for their destination by a flight of Kenyan Airways.

The IndiGo flight arrived here from Chennai via Bengaluru. It landed at Hyderabad International Airport 9.20 a.m. and departed for Mumbai at 11.02 a.m. with 83 Kenyan nationals, out of which 32 passengers boarded at Hyderabad and 51 transit passengers who had joined from Chennai and Bengaluru.

Hyderabad Airport officials said all these passengers were serviced through a fully-sanitised Domestic Terminal which has been kept ready for evacuation operations.

In coordination with the Kenyan consulate, Hyderabad and the Telangana government, the Kenyan citizens reached the airport from various parts of Hyderabad.
07/05/20 New Indian Express

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