Bhubaneswar: As many as 26 Bhutanese tourists, who were stranded in India due to the lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak, were airlifted to their country in a domestic flight today.
The foreign nationals flew back to their country in Drukair KB293, whose ideal route is from Bangalore to Paro (Bhutan) via Bhubaneswar.
As per schedule, the flight departed from Bhubaneswar airport with the 26 Bhutanese passengers at 2 pm today.
Meanwhile, the airport authorities informed that they had received full co-operation from all stakeholders of Customs, Immigration, CIS, and AITSL for the smooth transition of the flight across the borders. They also mentioned to have ensured proper social distancing and cleanliness norms at the airport.