Hyderabad, May 17 : GMR led Hyderabad International Airport handled two flights—9th Vande Bharat Arrivals Evacuation Flight and one Departure Evacuation flight on Sunday. As the 9th Vande Bharat Flight to Hyderabad, the National Carrier Air India AI 126 flight from Chicago (USA) Via Delhi landed at Hyderabad International Airport today at 0445 hours with 168 passengers. All arriving passengers were serviced through the fully sanitized International Arrivals of the Main Passenger Terminal of GMR Hyderabad International Airport.
To facilitate the arriving passengers and aircraft crew of AI 126, the Hyderabad International Airport has kept the international arrivals and the entire stretch right from the aerobridge to the arrivals ramp fully sanitized and fumigated, this included - sanitization of every nook and corner of the building and public areas including washrooms, chairs, counters, trolleys, railings, doors, lifts, escalators. The airport also enforced the social distancing among passengers right from the aerobridge to across the terminal. The Hyderabad International Airport also handled a Departures Repatriation Flight from Hyderabad to Delhi. The national carrier Air India AI 1840 departed today at 0641 hours with 68 passengers to Delhi. As per the flight itinerary, from Delhi, these passengers were supposed to be airlifted to various foreign destinations to the UK and the US. All departing passengers were serviced through the fully sanitized Interim International Departures Terminal (IIDT) of Hyderabad International Airport as per all safety protocol in place.
Till May 17, Hyderabad Airport has handled nine Vande Bharat evacuation flights receiving close to 1500 Indian nationals stranded in various countries viz. USA, Kuwait, UAE, UK, Manila, Kuala Lumpur. GMR Hyderabad International Airport has handled 13 departures evacuation flights serving over 1,000 foreign nationals who were repatriated by various special relief flights from Hyderabad city to the country's viz. the UK, the UAE, the US, Kenya and German during the same period, a statement here said. (UNI)