Hardeep S Puri – Union Civil Aviation Minister :
More than 814K stranded Indians have returned through various means under VBM since 6 May 2020, out of which more than 270K returned on flights from 53 countries.
Now we prepare to dovetail Phase-4 of VBM into Phase-5 from 1st August 2020 & bring back more Indian citizens.
Among other destinations, Ph-5 will connect India with USA, Canada, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Singapore, UK, Frankfurt, Paris, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, New Zealand , Philippines & more.
Like we did earlier, more destinations & flights will be added as this phase progresses.
Details about ticket bookings will be shared by @airindiain @FlyWithIX & other airlines shortly.
It is our earnest effort to reach out to every stranded & distressed Indian & facilitate their evacuation & outbound travel.
I request you to kindly exercise patience & bear with us.
File Pic Courtesy: @HardeepSPuri