Sunday, May 31, 2020

Repatriation flights reach Kochi

Kochi: Two repatriation flights reached Kochi on Saturday, each from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Air India Express flight (IX 1434) landed at Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) at 5:43pm with 181 passengers including four infants. The second flight IX 1452 operated by Air India Express from Abu Dhabi landed at 7:32pm with 181 passengers.
Out of these, two passengers, who were found symptomatic were sent to the isolation ward of Ernakulam medical college. Another Air India Express flight (IX 1476) from Doha too landed at Cial at 9:47pm with 185 passengers.

On Sunday there are special chartered flights from Nigeria, besides the services already announced in Vande Bharath Mission. M/S Air Peace flight is scheduled to land at Cial at 08:30 with 300 pax. With the ministry’s endorsement of carrying out chartered operation in international sector comes into effect, more airlines are gearing up to start evacuation flghts. Also, a flight operated by Air India Express from Dubai is scheduled to land at 5:25pm.

Meanwhile, Cial reported 18 domestic operations on Saturday. The airport endorsed nine arrivals and nine departures in the domestic sector on Saturday; of that 6 arrivals and 7 departure services were operated till 5:49pm with 579 inbound and 449 outbound passengers. Six arrivals and six departures were cancelled.
31/05/30 Times of India
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