SpiceJet announced on Monday that it intends to operate more flights from Saudi Arabia to various Indian cities in order to transport people, who were evacuated from Sudan as part of “Operation Kaveri”, back home.
On April 30, the no-frills airline carried out a flight from Jeddah to Kochi and brought back 184 Indians as part of Operation Kaveri.
To coordinate additional evacuation efforts, the carrier stated in a release that it regularly communicates with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
“More evacuation flights from Saudi Arabia to different cities in India are being planned,” it said.
From Jeddah, the airline provides daily flights to Calicut, Delhi, and Mumbai. Riyadh to Delhi service is additionally provided on a daily basis. According to official data, 2,140 Indians have been returned from the war-torn Sudan as part of “Operation Kaveri.”
Previously, SpiceJet operated special flights to Budapest, Kosice, and Suceava to assist in the evacuation of more than 1,600 students from Ukraine as part of Operation Ganga.
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