Monday, June 08, 2020

Ethiopian Air to operate rescue flight

Trichy: Ethiopian Airlines has proposed to operate a rescue flight from Addis Ababa to airlift Indian nationals including Tamils who are stranded in Congo following the Covid-19 outbreak.
The rescue flight would airlift people mostly from Tamil Nadu who are stranded in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi in Congo. The flight is likely to depart from Addis Ababa on June 10 and reach Trichy International Airport at 9.55am on June 11, sources said.
The Indian Embassy in Kinshasa has taken the initiative and working on getting necessary permissions from the governments of Congo and India. The Ethiopian airline will also operate one more rescue flight to Delhi the same day.

Several Tamils are working in in various fields, particularly in teaching and also in the accounts department. Many are working as labourers too, a functionary from a travel federation said.

Meanwhile, Air India Express will operate outbound services from Trichy airport to various destinations including Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
As per a decision taken by Air India Express, citizens of the destination country with a green card, Indian nationals who are holding visa of that country with minimum residual validity of the three months can apply.
08/06/20 D. Vincent Arockiaraj/Times of India
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