Low-cost airline SpiceJet will operate first chartered flight to the city of Mangalore, Karnataka in South India from UAE Ras Al Khaimah airport on June 1.
Praveen Shetty the chairman of the Fortune Group of Hotels and president of the Karnataka non-Resident Indian Forum (KNRI) has arranged the charter flight.
The special charter flight will repatriate 105 staff members of the hotel group, who have been placed on leave.
Consul General of India to Dubai Vipul confirmed the reports, and said, the flight will carry home a total of 180 passengers. The flight will depart at 9.45 am on June 1st.
On May 26, private companies and community groups have been authorized by the Government of India to allow private aircraft and chartered operations on international sectors in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
A few charter flights, organized by private companies have already departed from Abu Dubai, said Vipul. “The flight from RAK will not be the first one to depart from the UAE in these circumstances,” he added.
The Consul-General said mandatory IgG/ IgM tests will be conducted before the passengers depart, similar to the tests conducted as part of the Vande Bharat Mission.
(With Input From Khaleej Times)
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