Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2: AI special flight from Philippines to arrive in Kochi via Mumbai


Manila: An Air India special flight carrying stranded Indians from the Philippines will arrive on Wednesday in Kochi, Kerala, via Mumbai.

“Bringing Indians Home!#VandeBharatMission #Philippines Phase 2 Day 2 begins! AI 1319 Manila-Mumbai-Kochi passengers queue up for check-in after the thermal screening @MIAAGovPH. Passengers waiting are served lunch by the Embassy,” the Indian Embassy in the Philippines said on Twitter.

The Embassy also said that over a thousand stranded Indians have been evacuated so far from the Philippines, and appreciated the efforts of the External Affairs Ministry, EAM S Jaishankar as well as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

These evacuations are being carried out as part of the Government of India’s second phase of ‘Vande Bharat’ operation. (ANI)