Coronavirus Outbreak: Air India Plans Nine Flights to Frankfurt to Ferry Expats from Mumbai

While five flights may be operated on March 31, two services are planned for April 2. One flight each is expected to operated on April 1 and April 3, respectively, the source added.

Mumbai: Air India plans to operate nine relief flights to Frankfurt next week to ferry hundreds of expats stranded in the financial capital due to the lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, a source said on Friday.

Frankfurt is the main aviation hub of Germany and has strong connectivity with various cities worldwide.

“We plan to operate as many as nine relief flights to Frankfurt from Mumbai to transport expats who are stuck in the city due to the ban on commercial flying,” the source said.

While five flights may be operated on March 31, two services are planned for April 2. One flight each is expected to operated on April 1 and April 3, respectively, the source added.

According to the source, Air India is expected to deploy Boeing 777 and 787-8 (Dreamliner) planes for the relief flights.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the national carrier has operated a series of rescue flights to bring back Indians stranded in various countries, including China (Wuhan), Italy (Milan and Rome) and Japan.

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https://www.google.de/amp/s/www.news18.com/amp/news/india/coronavirus-outbreak-air-india-plans-nine-flights-to-frankfurt-to-ferry-expats-from-mumbai-2554255.html

The source told PTI that the flights are likely to be operated between March 31 and April 3.

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2 Thoughts on Coronavirus Outbreak: Air India Plans Nine Flights to Frankfurt to Ferry Expats from Mumbai
    Vinayak Biradar
    27 Mar 2020
    8:14pm

    Take me away

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    Valerie Lobo
    28 Mar 2020
    12:40pm

    On 31st March I’m booked on the
    Gulf Air GF 16 Frankfurt Bahrain &
    Gulf Air GF 56 Bahrain Mumbai which is not flying. If I Can I be assured of a seaton the AI flt. from Frankfurt, I’ll go ahead & cancel the Gulfair flight accordingly. I can be reached at my cousin’s No. who is a German National @ Assis Fernandes
    Mertenseifer Grund 9
    57258 Freudenberg-Alchen
    Germany
    fon: +49 271 3757320
    ferass@freenet.de
    For your information, @ 59 Yrs. I’m in extremely good health but Insulin is fast depleting & I need to get back to see the diabetologist & don’t want to encumber my cousin (83 Yrs.) Awaiting your kind urgent response to this helpless Indian trapped in Germany due to no fault of mine.

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