Hyderabad, Apr 12: Amidst the persisting global pandemic of Covid-19 and despite the preventive lock-down in India, the gateway airport like GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport is seamlessly handling Covid-19 relief and evacuation flights facilitating the stranded foreign nationals in Hyderabad city take their relief flights back home beyond country's borders.
On Sunday, the Hyderabad International Airport handled two Special Passenger Charter relief flights of the national carrier - Air India, which operated to evacuate 165 US nationals from Hyderabad city in Telangana. As per the flight itinerary, the first special flight of Air India - AI 1615 (Arrivals) / AI 1616 (Departures), an airbus A 320 aircraft landed today, at Hyderabad International Airport at 2.13 PM from Mumbai and departed with 82 US-bound passengers (81 adults and 1 infant) at 3.15 PM to Mumbai.
The second special flight of Air India - AI 1617 (Arrivals) / AI 1618 (Departures), an airbus A 320 aircraft landed today, at Hyderabad International Airport at 1454 hours from Mumbai and departed with 83 US-bound passengers (82 adults and 1 infant) at 1515 hours to Mumbai. Both the flights operated as domestic. Passengers were serviced from the main Passenger Terminal Building of GMR Hyderabad International Airport. As per the flight itinerary, the passengers were to be further connected with Delta Airlines from Mumbai to their final destination in the US.
In coordination with the US Consulate and the Telangana State government, the US-bound passengers started to reach Hyderabad International Airport between 1200 hours and 1400 hours from various parts of Hyderabad City. All these passengers were serviced through the fully-sanitised main passenger terminal building, which has been kept ready for evacuation operations, a statement here said. (UNI)