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First AI flight carrying 219 Indians evacuated from Ukraine lands in Mumbai

Union minister Piyush Goyal was at the airport to receive the Indian nationals returning from war-hit Ukraine.

February 26, 2022 / 08:48 PM IST
Students returning from Ukraine on the first Air India evacuation flight via Romania (Image: ANI)

Students returning from Ukraine on the first Air India evacuation flight via Romania (Image: ANI)

The first Air India flight carrying 219 Indian evacuees from Ukraine landed at the Mumbai airport on Saturday evening from Bucharest, Romania, ATC sources said. Operated with a Boeing 787 aircraft, the AI chartered flight touched down at the Mumbai airport at 7.50 pm.

Union minister Piyush Goyal was at the airport to receive the Indian nationals returning from war-hit Ukraine. The evacuation flight had left from Mumbai for Bucharest at 3.38 am and landed there around 10.45 am Indian Standard Time.

The evacuation flight had left from Mumbai for Bucharest at 3.38 am and landed there around 10.45 am Indian Standard Time.

Indian nationals who reached the Ukraine-Romania border and Ukraine-Hungary border by road were taken to Bucharest and Budapest, respectively, by Indian government officials so that they could be evacuated.