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SpiceJet to operate special flight to evacuate stranded Indians in Ukraine

SpiceJet will operate a special flight to Hungarian capital Budapest on Friday to evacuate Indians who have been stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
SpiceJet will operate a special flight to Hungarian capital Budapest on Friday to evacuate Indians who have been stranded in Ukraine due to the Russian military offensive.
India on Saturday began evacuation of its citizens from Romania and Hungary countries sharing land borders with Ukraine as the Ukrainian airspace has been closed since February 24 when the military offensive began.
Tata Group-owned Air India has evacuated a total of 1,156 Indian nationals in five evacuation flights till now. Its sixth flight with 240 Indian nationals will land in Delhi on Monday evening.
Around 14,000 Indians, mainly college students, are currently stranded in Ukraine.
SpiceJet said it will use its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for this special flight that will depart from Delhi on Monday evening.
The aircraft will fly to Budapest from Delhi and the return fight will operate via Kutaisi, Georgia, it mentioned.
SpiceJet said it is planning to operate more evacuation flights and is in discussion with authorities concerned.

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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 3:06 PM IST

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