AGENCIES, Dubai: The United Arab Emirate government on Monday announced plans to bring back its nationals stuck in India due to the restrictions on air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The plan includes to operate special repatriation flights from four cities in India to meet the logistics.
Sharjah-headquartered budget carrier Air Arabia is being involved in the operation. Air Arabia will operate flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi and Hyderabad.
While the special flights from Mumbai and Delhi will operate on Monday, those from Cochin and Hyderabad will operate on Tuesday.
“Air Arabia remains committed to bring stranded citizens back home as well as supporting requests to operate repatriation flights and is working closely with UAE authorities in this regard,” it said in a statement on Monday.
The airline announced earlier that it’s operating a mix of repatriation flights as well as cargo flights during the month of April to multiple destinations,”
Last week, the airline announced new passenger repatriation as well as cargo flights to nine countries — Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, India and Nepal — from Sharjah International Airport.
The Indian government has banned all domestic as well as international air travel until May 3 in view of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 160,000 people globally.