Hyderabad, Apr 17: With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 taking its toll across the globe and India being under lock-down, GMR led Hyderabad International Airport was operating round the clock in the service of the nation on humanitarian grounds helping stranded passengers beyond boundaries, reach their homes through seamless handling of relief and evacuation flights.
On Friday, the Hyderabad International Airport handled one Special Passenger Relief flight of British Airways to repatriate UK nationals from Hyderabad city in Telangana State, a statement here said. As per the flight itinerary, the special relief flight of British Airways BA 9116 (Arrivals) / BA 9117 (Departures), landed at Hyderabad International Airport today at 04.59 PM from Bahrain and departed at 06:46 PM with 136 UK nationals to Ahmedabad, from where few more UK nationals were to be airlifted to Bahrain and then onwards to London.
All these passengers were serviced through the fully-sanitized Interim International Departures Terminal (IIDT) of GMR Hyderabad International Airport, which has been kept ready for evacuation operations. In coordination with the British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad and the Telangana State government, the UK-bound passengers began arriving at the airport from 3.30 PM onwards from various parts of Hyderabad City. Till April 17, Hyderabad International Airport has served over 600 foreign nationals who were repatriated by various special relief flights from Hyderabad city to the countries viz. the UK, the US and Germany, the statement added. (UNI)