AI to operate two more flights for evacuating Indians in Libya

Mumbai, Feb 27 (PTI) National carrier Air India willoperate two more flights to Tripoli for evacuating Indiannationals stranded in strife-torn Libya.

"We are operating two flights, one each from Mumbaiand Delhi, to Libyan capital Tripoli to evacuate Indiannationals from there," an AI spokesperson told PTI here.

The Mumbai flight, however, would be an extended onefrom Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), the spokesperson said.

The AI, which operates a flight on Mumbai-Jeddahsector, will extend its route to Tripoli to bring back theIndians.

Flight from Mumbai AI-931 will depart from MumbaiInternational Airport at 10:30pm IST and will arrive in Jeddahat 1:30 am (local time).

This flight will take-off from Jeddah at 3:30 am andland in Libyan capital at 6:30am (local time). From there, itwill fly at 9:30am to arrive in Mumbai at 8:00 pm IST.

The second flight Boeing 747-400 aircraft will departfrom Delhi Airport at 3:00 am tomorrow. It will arrive inTripoli at 8:30am (local time).

The flight will then take off from Tripoli for Mumbaiat 11:30 am (local time) and arrive here at 10:30pm IST.

Earlier, India had brought back over 530 of itsnationals from Libya by two special Air India planes.

While the first flight evacuated 291 Indians fromLibya and brought them back here late last night, another AirIndia plane carrying over 235 people landed at Terminal 2of Delhi''s Indira Gandhi International Airport in the weehours.

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