Coronavirus Outbreak: UK nationals stranded in Gujarat to be flown back home on three British Airways’ flights
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is scheduled to facilitate operations of three relief flights of British Airways for the UK nationals and their families who are stranded in Gujarat
Ahmedabad: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA) in Ahmedabad is scheduled to facilitate operations of three relief flights of British Airways for the UK nationals and their families who are stranded in Gujarat, informed SVPIA Director on Saturday.
Out of these three flights, the two flights scheduled for 13 April and 15 April have already been approved. They will arrive from London (Heathrow) at 1245 IST and depart at 1530 IST for London (Heathrow) on the same day, read an official statement.
The flight on 17 April will arrive at 2100 hours and depart at 2200 IST, and each flight will carry at least 280 passengers.
"Special care will be taken for the facilitation of the passengers and their social distancing in line with directives of Govt of India. SVPI Airport is requesting all the passengers to please follow instructions of the staff on duty," it further read.
Meanwhile, the country is under a 21-day lockdown which has been imposed to check the spread of the coronavirus .
States like Odisha, Punjab, Maharashtra, and Telangana have already extended the lockdown for the month of April.
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