Chandy told IANS over telephone from New Delhi that an Air India flight will depart from the Indian capital on Friday evening to Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan.
"There will be one official each from the Kerala and central governments on the plane," he said. "The nurses will board the flight at Erbil and the plane will reach Kochi at 7 a.m. tomorrow."
Chandy said earlier that the nurses, all from Kerala, were set to be freed by the insurgents who had on Thursday taken them from Tikrit to Mosul.