New Delhi: IndiGo Airline said in a statement that it will operate a dozen flights with over 2,600 Indians from war-torn Ukraine's neighbouring countries between Friday and Sunday
Because Ukraine's airspace has been closed since February 24 owing to a Russian military offensive, India has been evacuating its citizens via special aircraft from Ukraine's western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.
IndiGo said in a statement that 42 evacuation flights carrying 9,200 Indians were scheduled to take place between February 28 and March 6. "We have already operated 30 flights, bringing back over 6,600 of our citizens," said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, the airline's Chief Operating Officer, on Friday.
Between March 4 and March 6, India's largest airline will fly 12 flights carrying approximately 2,600 Indians. "We are honoured to fulfil our responsibilities by operating more than half of the flights under Operation Ganga and contributing to the Indian government's repatriation efforts," stated Prock-Schauer. From Bucharest and Suceava in Romania, Budapest in Hungary, Rzeszow and Warsaw in Poland, and Kosice in Slovakia, IndiGo flies to India.