Air India flight carrying 263 Indians from Rome lands in Delhi

RSTV Bureau
File photo of an Air India aircraft.

File photo of an Air India aircraft.

A special Air India flight with 263 Indian evacuees from Italy landed at the IGI Airport in the national capital on Sunday.

All the evacuees will be thermally scanned and then taken to the ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility in Delhi.

The special Boeing 787-Dreamline, with 12 crew members, departed from Delhi at 2.30pm on Saturday and left Rome on Sunday morning.

ITBP team received the evacuees after thermal screening and immigration.

National carrier Air India had sent a 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Rome yesterday afternoon to evacuate Indians stranded there amid the Corona Virus crisis.

A week before, over 450 Indians, including students, stranded in coronavirus-hit Iran and Italy were brought back by two flights and quarantined at separate facilities.

A total of 218 Indians, mostly students, from Milan landed last Sunday. More than 230 Indians brought back from Iran reached New Delhi at about 3:15 AM and were quarantined at the Indian Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer.

They had arrived in Delhi on a Mahan Air flight from Tehran and were ferried by two Air India flights to Jaisalmer.

(With inputs from agency)