Air India plane to ferry Indians back from Ukraine

New Delhi, 24/2: An Air India plane took off for Ukraine on Thursday morning to bring back Indians from the eastern European nation, which is now facing a Russian offensive.


However, as the Ukrainian authorities on Thursday morning closed the country’s airspace for civil aircraft operations, Air India and the central government are considering whether the plane should be called back or allowed to continue on its journey, officials said.


The Air India flight AI 1947 started from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) around 7.30 am for Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv. The plane is expected to arrive in nearly six hours, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

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