NEW DELHI: Airline major IndiGo on Saturday operated its maiden passenger charter to Vietnamese capital Hanoi, and Laos’ Vientiane to help stranded nationals get back home.
“The flight from India repatriated 106 Vietnamese, 1 Filipino and 29 Laos nationals along with 89 Indian citizens,” the airline said in a statement.
“The return flight repatriated 139 Indian nationals from Hanoi and 50 Indian nationals from Vientiane. IndiGo operated these flights while adhering to all the precautionary measures, ensuring a safe and hassle-free travel experience on-board a lean clean flying machine.”
According to the airline, the people returning to Vientiane consisted of Indian and foreign expats, students and Buddhist monks.
“The repatriated Indian citizens consisted of students, labourers and employees who had lost their job due to the pandemic, along with some Vietnamese diplomats who had come to serve their new term in New Delhi,” the statement said.