Second phase of Vande Bharat mission to begin on Saturday; 13 flights to Kerala from UAE
Dubai: The second phase of Vande Bharat mission to evacuate Indians stranded in foreign countries amid coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, will begin on Saturday. 18 Air India flights will be operated from May 16 to May 23 from UAE out of which 13 are to Kerala.
On Saturday there are three flights to Kerala from UAE - Dubai to Kochi, Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode and Abu Dhabi to Thiruvananthapuram.
On May 17, two flights, Dubai – Kanpur and Dubai – Kochi will evacuate stranded Indians from UAE. On May 18, Air India will conduct service from Abu Dhabi to Kochi. Also there is another flight from Dubai to Mangaluru.
On May 20, a flight service from Dubai will take back expats to Kochi and on May 21 flight service will be conducted from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram.
On May 23, the last day of phase II, there are air services to Kerala. From Dubai to Kozhikode, Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram and from Abu Dhabi to Kannur.
In the second phase 3,000 Indians will be evacuated, out of this majority are Keralites.