Thursday, March 03, 2022

IndiGo to operate over 20 repatriation flights over 4 days

Pune: In its endeavour to support the repatriation efforts in Ukraine, IndiGo is operating 20 flights from 28 February to March 3, it’s officials said.

Out of these 20 flights, 6 flights have landed in Delhi bringing back over 1300 Indian citizens; another 6 flights are enroute and will land tomorrow; and an additional 8 flights will take off tomorrow to bring back Indian nationals.

The airline is operating these flights on A321 aircraft with all safety precautions. Some of these flights carried relief material during their onward journey to Budapest and Rzeszow, while bringing back evacuees in the return leg via Istanbul. These flights were operated as part of the Operation.

Out of the total 6 flights that have arrived so far, 4 flights landed back in India with over 860 nationals on Wednesday.

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President and Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to contribute towards repatriation efforts of the Indian government. Our flights aided in the safe return of over 1300 Indian citizens from Budapest, Bucharest and Rzeszow to Delhi so far and expect this number to go up with 14 more flights over the next two days.”

03/03/22 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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