International flights: The Centre started the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ on May 6 to help those stranded due to the novel coronavirus pandemic reach their destinations via international repatriation flights.
According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, 5,590 repatriation flights were operated by the Air India Group under the Vande Bharat Mission till September 23, carrying over 7.33 lakh passengers. Of these, 2,797 were inbound flights carrying 4,81,405 passengers and 2,793 were outbound flights with 2,51,981 fliers. The mission is currently in its Phase 6 which will continue until October 31.
All passenger flights in India - domestic and international - were suspended on March 25, when the country went under lockdown to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, domestic flights have resumed in a controlled manner from May 25, while international flights have been restricted to repatriation flights and select air bubble destinations.
Here is the repatriation international flights schedule for September 27:
Air India repatriation schedule for September 27: Ex-India to foreign stations (in local time)> AI 0187 Delhi 02:15 Toronto 07:15
> AI 1977 Mumbai 10:30 Kuwait 12:20
Air India repatriation schedule for September 27: Ex-foreign stations to India (in local time)
> AI 1144 Vancouver 10:15 Delhi 14:45
Air India Express repatriation schedule for September 27: Ex-foreign stations to India (in local time)> IX 1384 Dubai 10:30 Bengaluru 15:30
> IX 1248 Dubai 18:30 Mumbai 23:15
Air India Express repatriation schedule for September 27: Ex-India to foreign stations (in local time)> IX 1383 Mangaluru 7:40 Dubai 9:30
> IX 1351 Kozhikode 8:35 Sharjah 11:00Click here for Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak