In its endeavour to support the repatriation efforts from Ukraine, IndiGo is operating 20 flights from 28 February to March 03. Out of these 20 flights, 6 flights have landed in Delhi bringing back over 1300 Indian citizens; another 6 flights are enroute and will land tomorrow, and an additional 8 flights will take off tomorrow to bring back Indian nationals. The airline is operating these flights on A321 aircraft with all safety precautions. Some of these flights carried relief material during their onward journey to Budapest and Rzeszow while bringing back evacuees in the return leg via Istanbul. These flights were operated as part of Operation Ganga by Govt. of India.
Out of the total 6 flights that have arrived so far, 4 flights landed back in India with over 860 nationals on March 02, received by Dr Jitendra Singh – Minister of State PMO, Ms. Smriti Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development, Mr. Virendra Kumar Khatik – Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekar- Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology at the airport.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President and Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to contribute towards repatriation efforts of the Indian government. Our flights aided in the safe return of over 1300 Indian citizens from Budapest, Bucharest, and Rzeszow to Delhi so far and expect this number to go up with 14 more flights over the next two days. We would like to extend our gratitude to the operations team who have selflessly come forward to be a part of this mission, enabling the safe return of stranded citizens back to their homes. We will continue to contribute to the country in its time of need.”
Continuing its mission to evacuate Indian citizens from the crisis in Ukraine, IndiGo will operate 8 additional flights using A321 aircraft on March 03, 2022. Two flights each will be operated via Istanbul, from Delhi to Budapest (Hungary) and Rzeszow (Poland); and two flights will operate from Mumbai to Bucharest (Romania) and Suceawa (Romania) via Istanbul. All these eight flights will also be part of Govt. of India’s Operation Ganga initiative.