National carrier Air India on Friday in a Twitter post announced that the airline will launch Phase 5 of Vande Bharat Mission from 1st Aug 2020.
The airline further said that it will be ramping up its number of flights in the upcoming phase and they will announce all the details and flight schedule shortly.
In phase 5 of Vande Bharat Mission more international destinations will open up. Also in Phase 5 more private airlines will also be operating as they have been of the ongoing phase 4.
#FlyAI: Under the #VBM, Air India has brought back more than 2.5 lakh Indians from as many as 53 countries. We are launching Phase 5 of #VBM from 1st Aug 2020 & have added many more flights to several International destinations. Details will be announced shortly.— Air India (@airindiain) July 24, 2020Advertisement
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Friday said “In phase 4 of Vande Bharat Mission, 1197 flights have been scheduled so far, including 945 international flights & 252 feeder flights.”
“These flights are operated by Air India group, IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir. They covered 29 countries. They’ll be reaching 34 airports in India,”
Also, As of July 22, under the Vande Bharat Mission a total of 7,88, 217 Indian Nationals have returned and this includes 1,03,976 Indians who have returned from Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh through land borders
The government of India started Vande Bharat Mission on May 7 to evacuate Indians stuck in foreign countries due to the suspension of flights owing to coronavirus pandemic. The mission is in its fourth phase now.