Wednesday, June 02, 2021

First flight of 'Vande Bharat Mission 2.0' to bring Indians from Dubai today

International flights to bring stranded Indians back from foreign destinations have started from today under Vande Bharat Mission phase 2. The first flight will land today at Vijaywada Airport from Dubai.

"First flight will come from Dubai at 6.10 pm on Wednesday. 65 passengers have booked seats. The load may increase due to last-minute bookings," said Vijaywada International Airport Director Madhusudan Rao.

In phase 1 of the mission, as many as 490 international flights had landed at Vijayawada Airport and around 55,600 passengers from different countries had landed here.

"People stranded at various countries were brought, they had landed at Vijayawada Airport and reached their places in the state. Same services will be continued in this phase also," he said.

Rao further said all arrangements have been made in this regard and they have also expanded the arrival area.

"All facilities are made for passengers' comfort. There will be 10 international services per week, however, there will be no services on Sundays," he added.

Around 50 lakh people have returned to India under Vande Bharat Mission as on March 10, 2021.

02/06/21 Economic Times

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