Ukraine Crisis: Air India’s special flight returning mid-air due to closure of airspace in Ukraine

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A special Air India flight is returning from mid-air as Ukraine airspace is closed due to notice to airmen (NOTAM) as war has been started between Russia and Ukraine.

An empty flight of Air India AI-1947 is returning from over Iran air space as Ukraine imposed restrictions on civilian aircraft, sources said.

“Air India flight AI1947 is coming back to Delhi due to NOTAM at Kyiv, Ukraine,” Air India informed.

Notice to airmen (NOTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the flight.

Air India is scheduled to operate a second special flight for Ukraine to bring back stranded Indian citizens.

Amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, several airlines are operating special flights, including Air India, to bring back Indian nationals safely.

“A special flight of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) landed at Delhi Airport from Kyiv, at 7:45 am today, with 182 Indian citizens, including students,” an official of Ukraine International Airlines in India informed on the condition of anonymity.

In the coming days for Indian citizens, more flights are going to be operated from Ukraine (Kiev) amid tension in the country.


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