New Delhi: In the last six days, 8503 Indians were flown back to India in 43 inbound flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under Vande Bharat Mission. The mission, one of the largest initiatives to repatriate nationals back to India, had begun on May 7, 2020.
Under this mission, Ministry of Civil Aviation has been coordinating with Ministry of External Affairs and state Governments for bringing Indians back to their homeland.
Air India along with its subsidiary Air India Express are operating a total of 64 flights (42 by Air India & 24 by AI Express) to 12 countries — USA, UK Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Philippines, UAE and Malaysia, to repatriate 14,800 Indians back in the first phase.[the_ad_placement id=”content-placement-after-3rd-paragraph”]
“Each and every function in this massive air evacuation mission strictly adheres to the safety and hygiene protocol laid down by the Government and DGCA. MoCA, AAI and Air India leave no stone unturned to prioritize the safety of passengers, the crew and ground handling staff in these sensitive medical evacuation missions. Extensive and meticulous safety arrangements are made in accordance to government guidelines,” a Ministry of Civil Aviation spokesperson stated here on Wednesday.[the_ad_placement id=”sidebar-feed”]