Riyadh – More than 87,000 Indians via more than 480 flights have been repatriated from Saudi Arabia to India till date, said Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed.
According to the Ambassador, “As regards to the repatriation of Indians through the Vande Bharat Mission, more than 87,000 Indian nationals have been repatriated to India from different international airports in Saudi Arabia, thus far via more than 480 flights, out of a total of 162,000 Indians who had registered for repatriation to date.”
The Ambassador thanked the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation for their support and coordination to undertake and execute a huge operation.
India’s civil aviation ministry started Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) to repatriate Indian nationals especially Middle-East.
VBM’s 6th Phase is scheduled to begin from September 1, 2020, and will be carried out until October 24, 2020.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that more destinations will be added under this new phase.
VBM continues to soar & serve stranded Indian citizens.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 17, 2020
More than a million, including more than 378K on @airindiain @FlyWithIX & pvt Indian carriers, have returned.
Nearly 149K people have flown out.
We continue to reach out to others by adding more flights & destinations. pic.twitter.com/GGvgzT9Ahs
The complete flight schedule can be obtained from Air India’s official website.