International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.
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, 5,834 repatriation flights were operated by the Air India Group under the Vande Bharat Mission till September 27, carrying over 7.6 lakh passengers. Of these, 2,920 were inbound flights carrying 4.9 lakh passengers and 2,914 were outbound flights with 2.6 lakh fliers. The mission is currently in its Phase 6 which will continue until October 31.
Here is the repatriation international flights schedule for September 29:
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Air India repatriation schedule for September 29: Ex-India to foreign stations (in local time)AI 0187: DELHI 02:15 to TORONTO 07:15
AI 1975: HYDERABAD 08:05 to KUWAIT 10:25
AI 1310: DELHI 09:15 to MANILA 18:00
AI 0991: DELHI 10:20 to JEDDAH 13:00
Air India repatriation schedule for September 29: Ex-foreign stations to India (in local time)AI 0952: DUBAI 01:30 to HYDERABAD 06:15
AI 0301: SYDNEY 09:15 to DELHI 18:05
AI 1315: NARITA 12:45 to MUMBAI 18:45
AI 1325: SINGAPORE 14:00 to MUMBAI 16:45
AI 1976: KUWAIT 11:25 to VIJAYAWADA 18:45
AI 1992: JEDDAH 14:00 to DELHI 21:30
AI 0188: TORONTO 12:15 to DELHI 12:15
Air India Express repatriation schedule for September 29: Ex-foreign stations to India (in local time)IX 1674: Bahrain 10:35 to Trichy 17:35
IX 1442: Muscat 11:00 to Kochi 16:10
IX 1918: Muscat 12:25 to Hyderabad 17:25
IX 1678: Doha 13:00 to Trichy 20:00
IX 1984: Dammam 16:05 to Hyderabad 23:00
IX 1784: Dammam 12:35 to Kannur 19:35
IX 1682: Singapore 19:00 to Trichy 20:45
IX 1348: Abu Dhabi 11:10 to Kozhikode 16:30
IX 1716: Abu Dhabi 12:30 to Kannur 18:00
IX 1116: Abu Dhabi 17:10 to Delhi 22:10
IX 1538: Abu Dhabi 14:30 to Mangaluru 19:45
IX 1538: Mangaluru 20:30 to Trivandrum 21:50
IX 1644: Dubai 12:30 to Chennai 18:05
IX 1540: Dubai 16:30 to Trivandrum 22:10
IX 1136: Dubai 18:30 to Delhi 23:30
Air India Express repatriation schedule for September 29: Ex-India to foreign stations (in local time)IX 1673: Trichy 8:30 to Bahrain 29-Sep-20 9:45
IX 1443: Kochi 8:00 to Muscat 10:00
IX 1917: Hyderabad 9:25 to Muscat 11:25
IX 1677: Trichy 10:05 to Doha 12:00
IX 1783: Kannur 9:50 to Dammam 11:35
IX 1983: Hyderabad 13:15 to Dammam 15:05
IX 1681: Trichy 11:05 to Singapore 18:00
IX 1643: Chennai 8:40 to Dubai 11:30
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