The first flight of the day, AI 1612, from Manila to Hyderabad via New Delhi, landed at RGIA at 1.58 am with 149 passengers on board. The sixth Vande Bharat evacuation flight of Air India, AI 104, from Washington to RGIA, also via Delhi, touched down at the city facility at 8:22 am. The aircraft ferried home 163 passengers from the US.
“All passengers of both the flights were serviced through the fully sanitized International Arrivals of the main passenger terminal of GMR Hyderabad International Airport,” an airport source said.
Later in the day, a third flight under the mission is expected to fly into RGIA from Kuala Lumpur. The flight, AI 1385, is expected to land here at 8.15 pm.
“As per the govt’s norm the passengers were taken for mandatory 14-day quarantine at the designated locations in the city,” the airport source added.