India began phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7 under Vande Bharat Mission.
India began phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7 under Vande Bharat Mission.

Air India special flight departs with 151 Indians from Jeddah

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2020 22:04 IST


Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], May 13 (ANI): Air India special flight with 151 stranded Indians on board departed from Jeddah for Kerala's Kozhikod on Wednesday.

"1st AI Flight under #VandeBharatMission from Jeddah to Kozhikode departed at 1700 hrs with 151 persons on board. CG @NoorRahman_IFS oversaw the departure operations at the airport & wished everyone a happy reunion with their families back in India," India consulate in Jeddah tweeted.
India began phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7 under Vande Bharat Mission. The government had said that Air India will operate 64 flights in a week to bring back around 15,000 Indian nationals.
Over 8,500 Indians have already returned till today's morning and more flights are underway, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet. (ANI)

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