Dubai, May 6: The first repatriation flight from the UAE to India - Air India Express Flight IX0344 - will leave Dubai for Kozhikode in Kerala at 1410 hrs on Thursday, May 7, Gulf News has learnt.
Neeraj Agrawal, Press Consul at the Indian Consulate in Dubai, told Gulf News: “The first repatriation flight Air India Express IX0344 will leave from Dubai International to Kozhikode at 1410 hrs tomorrow.” He said that “Only passengers with confirmed tickets must proceed to the airport. They are required to reach the airport five hours prior to departure.”
The airline had already started issuing the tickets and as many as 170 passengers will be taking the flight. He said that the Indian Consulate appeals to passengers not to overcrowd the airport, maintain social distancing and follow all necessary precautions stipulated by the authorities. On Tuesday, the consulate also warned the Indian community against falling prey to scamsters trying to take advantage of the repatriation process amid the pandemic. (UNI)