Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), carrying 182 Indian nationals, mostly students, landed at the Delhi airport on Thursday at around 7:45 am.
As the crisis in Ukraine is escalating, special flights are being operated to bring back Indian nationals safely.
“A special flight of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) landed at Delhi Airport from Kyiv, at 7:45 am today, with 182 Indian citizens, including students,” an official of Ukraine International Airlines in India was quoted as saying by ANI.
India’s Ukraine International Airlines representatives are pleased to announce that the first evacuation flight from Kyiv in Ukraine operated successfully with Indian nationals.
“Ukraine International Airline, the first special evacuation flight touched down today at 07:45 hours at Delhi Airport bringing in 182 Indian National mainly students studying in different universities in Ukraine,” Anju Wariah, GSA representative of the UIA in India, told ANI.
Anju Varia has also thanked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and India’s aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for allowing the special UIA aircraft to operate the evacuation flight.
“This has been possible with the support of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Indian Embassy beside the UIA team in both the countries working round the clock,” said Anju Wariah.
Many parents in India have been insisting on bringing back their children and relatives in Ukraine. Parents are in constant touch with Ukraine based airlines and Air India for safe return.
“We understand the concerns of the parents and our endeavour is to help and assist as many students studying there to come back home. There are four special evacuation flights that are scheduled in the next couple of days and we are working on more,” Anju said.
Earlier on Tuesday night, an Air India flight carrying 241 Indians from Ukraine landed at the Delhi airport.