Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Over 2,300 Indians to be brought home next

As the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat mission kicks off from July 3 onwards, more than 2,300 Indians tranded in various countries will land in Karnataka.
During this phase of the mission, Air India’s chartered flights would be operating 15 flights to the state between July 3 and July 15. Of these, 14 will land in Bengaluru and one in Mangaluru.
A majority of these evacuation flights operating to Bengaluru of this part of the mission are from the UK. Around 1,014 passengers from the UK will be evacuated to Bengaluru in six flights. Two flights are being operated from the US and Canada and one each from Bahrain, Kuwait, South Africa and UAE. One flight from Oman will land in Mangaluru.
During Phase-3 of the Vande Bharat mission, 35 repatriation flights were being operated from various
countries to Bengaluru. A majority of the flights during this phase were from the US. The US has imposed restrictions on Air India’s repatriation flights from July 22 onwards. The US Transport Department had said in an order that it will scrutinise charter flights by Indian carriers on a case-by-case basis.
30/06/20 Bangalore Mirror
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