GUWAHATI: Gautam Barthakur from Assam was in charge of sending 263 Indian students from Rome to India.
Barthakur works as Airport Manager of Air India in Rome, Italy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Air India for evacuating Indians stranded abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He wrote in a tweet, “Extremely proud of this team of @airindiain, which has shown utmost courage and risen to the call of humanity. Their outstanding efforts are admired by several people across India. #IndiaFightsCorona”
Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs (I/C); Civil Aviation (I/C); & MoS Commerce & Industry tweeted:
National carrier Air India has come to the rescue of Indians stranded abroad amid coronavirus scare.
National passenger carrier Air India on Sunday brought back 263 Indians from Rome.
Accordingly, the national carrier had sent a Boeing 777 aircraft to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport in Italy on Saturday to bring back stranded Indians amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The national carrier’s special ferry flight landed back at around 9.15 a.m. in New Delhi on Sunday morning. As per a senior Air India official, the flight was operated on a Boeing 777 extended-range (ER) aircraft.
Air India has sent a Boeing 777 aircraft to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport in Italy to bring back over 300 stranded Indians amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The national carrier’s special ferry flight took off from New Delhi on Saturday afternoon. It is expected to bring back over 300 Indians, mostly students, who have been stranded in Rome. As per a senior Air India official, the flight operated on a Boeing 777 extended-range (ER) is expected to arrive back in India on Sunday late morning. Last week, Air India had sent an aircraft to Milan to bring back over 230 Indians stranded there. The airline has already suspended operations on Delhi-Rome and Delhi-Milan routes till March 28.
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