Air India to take more flights to evacuate Indians
Air India will evacuate Indians from the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand and Sweden.
Air India will undertake additional flights between June 4 and 6 to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.
This announcement was made by Air India on Friday
The flights will evacuate Indians from the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, and Sweden.
“Additional flights announced by @airindiain under Mission Vande Bharat. Delhi to Auckland on June 4. Delhi to Chicago & Stockholm on June 5. Delhi to New York, Frankfurt & Seoul on June 6. Mumbai to London & Newark on June 6,” Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
He said that bookings for the flights would start from 11 am on May 30.
India had started the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7 to bring back countrymen stranded abroad.
In Phase 1 between May 7 and 16, over 16,000 people were brought back. In Phase II from May 17 to June 13, Air India flights are scheduled to operate from 60 countries.