First of 3 flights took off from Delhi to bring Indians home from Ukraine1 min read
At 7:36 a.m., the first of three Tata owned Air India’s special ferry flights to Ukraine to bring back Indians caught up in the Russia-Ukraine conflict took off from New Delhi’s IGI Airport.
The Dreamliner B-787 aircraft with a capacity of more than 200 passengers was deployed for the special mission. Tonight, a special flight from Ukraine will arrive in Delhi.
The last two flights are scheduled for February 24 and 26, 2022. Air India’s booking offices, website, contact centre, and authorised travel brokers are all available for booking.
In light of the current scenario in Ukraine as a result of escalating tensions with Russia, India has recommended its people to leave the country for the time being.
The escalation of tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border is deeply concerning, and the events have the potential to threaten regional peace and security, India has urged the UN Security Council, urging caution on all sides.
“Civilian’s safety and security are critical. More than 20,000 Indian students and nationalities reside and study in various sections of Ukraine, particularly near the country’s borders. We are concerned about the well-being of Indians”, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said.