Private airline carrier SpiceJet has announced that it will operate a total of 25 flights under the VBM (Vande Bharat Mission).
With these flights operations, the airline will help nearly 4,500 Indians stranded in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman to return home under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).
“The airline has operated six flights under VBM from Ras Al-Khaimah, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam so far bringing back over a thousand Indian nationals to Ahmedabad, Goa and Jaipur.
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The airline will operate another 19 flights this month from Ras Al-Khaimah, Jeddah, Dammam, Riyadh and Muscat to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai, said the airline in a press release.
In addition to operating flights under the VBM, SpiceJet added that it has operated over 200 charter flights from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and Sri Lanka helping over 30,000 stranded Indian nationals fly back home, said the airline.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “It is a matter of great honour for us at SpiceJet to be a part of this crucial mission of uniting our fellow Indian citizens with their families.
“The Vande Bharat Mission is really a laudable initiative by the Government of India. We have always been committed to providing our services during a crisis situation and helping our fellow citizens when they need it the most,” he added.
“There wasn’t a single day when SpiceJet did not operate during the nation-wide lockdown carrying thousands of tons of medicines and medical equipment and fruits and vegetables to all corners of India and the world.”
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