Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Over 300 Indians fly home on board special Air India flight from New York

New York: Over 300 Indian nationals, who were stuck in the US due to the coronavirusinduced global travel restrictions, have flown home on board the fourth special flight from New York under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The Air India flight from J F K International Airport to Bengaluru flew on May 25 and had 329 passengers, including two infants, according to officials.
India's Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty and Deputy Consul General
Shatrughna Sinha were at the airport to supervise the process.
The second phase of non-scheduled commercial flights of Air India from the US to various
cities in India is underway from May 19 to May 29.
In the first phase, Air India operated non-scheduled commercial flights from the US to various Indian cities from May 9 to May 15.
Under the second phase, two flights will fly from New York to Delhi, Chandigarh and Bengaluru; two from San Francisco to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Ahmedabad; one from Washington to Bengaluru and Ahmedabad and two from Chicago to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
Since the number of seats would be limited, passengers with compelling cases such as those facing medical emergencies or requiring return due to bereavement in the family, students, pregnant women, elderly or those facing expiry of visas will be given priority. They are identified through an electronic random selection method.
The travellers will be required to undergo a medical screening before boarding the flight and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed. Passengers will be medically screened and would have to download the Arogya Setu app once they arrive in India.
26/05/20 PTI/Economic Times
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