First repatriation flight from Qatar to India carrying 178 passengers left Hamad International Airport.

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First repatriation flight from Qatar to India carrying 178 passengers left Hamad International Airport.

First repatriation flight from Qatar to India carrying 178 passengers left Hamad International Airport this evening.

The Ambassador of India to Qatar, P Kumaran, who was present at the airport to see off the Indians on the flight to Kochi told media persons that there could be 4-5 more flights from Doha in the second stage.  

 

Second leg of India’s COVID-19 repatriation from Doha to begin on May 15: Ambassador

India will begin the second leg of a repatriation operation to airlift its nationals stranded in Qatar on Friday, Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P Kumaran said in Doha on Saturday, without elaborating on the flight details.

The airlifting from Qatar is part of India’s broader repatriation efforts to take home thousands of Indians stuck in foreign countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The schedules for airlifting operations are decided on a weekly basis and the next week’s operation from Qatar will begin on May 15, , the ambassador said at the Hamad International Airport where he came to see off the first batch of Indian evacuees. 

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India has scheduled two special flights from Doha to the South Indian state of Kerala in the first leg of the rescue operation — the first to Kochi was set to leave Doha at 7:30pm on Saturday and the second to Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.

The passengers will be charged for the repatriation flights, which India says are part of a commercial service being carried out under “special circumstances”.

 

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