Thursday, June 11, 2020

Cial has most no. of repatriation flights in a day

Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Limited (Cial) received six repatriation flights on Wednesday, which is the highest number of evacuation flights on a single day after the lockdown started. Around 1,320 passengers, mostly from the Middle East, reached Cial in the flights — five chartered flights and one Vande Bharat mission flight.
Out of the six flights, five were from destinations in the Middle East and one was from London via Doha.

The first flight to reach on Wednesday was the Qatar Airways’ chartered flight from London (QR7483) that reached Kochi via Doha at 1.22am. There were 280 passengers who embarked from both London and Doha. Gulf Air flight (GF 7270), which was scheduled to arrive from Dammam, and Indigo flight (6E 9181) from Sharjah were cancelled, while Air Arabia operated a special repatriation flight from Sharjah, which was not been listed earlier. The Air Arabia (G9 425) touched down at 5.36am on Wednesday with 166 passengers onboard.

Emirates flight (EK9834) from Dubai arrived at 4.56pm with 350 passengers onboard. The Saudi flight (SV 774) from Riyadh reached at 6.15pm. Air India-operated flight (AI 964) from Jeddah, carrying 350 passengers, arrived at 6.49am. The Vande Bharat flight of Air India Express (IX 1446) from Salalah landed at 7.57pm with 177 passengers.
11/06/20 Times of India
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