Monday, August 31, 2020

112 flights to fly in the stranded Indians

Phase Six of the Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians from aboard on repatriation flights will start from September 1. During this phase, 1,464 flights will be operated from different countries to Indian cities.
To Karnataka, so far 112 flights have been announced which will bring back Indians from the US, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Germany and Malaysia. It’s been over three months since special flights started service under the mission and so far 159 flights from different destinations have landed in two airports in the state. Under Phase-1 of the mission, only six flights were operated, in Phase-2 (which included Phase-2 additional and Phase-2++), 36 flights were operated and in Phase-3 and in Phase-4, 38 and 79 flights were operated.
Apart from the Vade Bharat flights, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is now also reconnected to 14 international destinations following operations of international repatriation flights and Air Bubble programmes. As many as 13 airlines will operate on these sectors from KIA. The destinations connected directly from the Airport include Abu Dhabi (Etihad, GoAir & Air India Express), Amsterdam (KLM Royal Dutch), Dubai (Emirates, Indigo, GoAir, Air India Express & Vistara), Doha (Indigo & Qatar Airways), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Kuwait (Air India & Indigo), Kuala Lumpur (Air India Express & Malaysian Airlines),
London (Air India & British Airways), Muscat (Air India Express), Narita (Air India), Paris (KLM Royal Dutch), Riyadh (Indigo) and Singapore (Air India Express). KIA will connect to San Francisco via Kochi (Air India).
31/08/20 Bangalore Mirror
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