265 UK tourists fly back from Goa


Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Two hundred and sixty five British nationals took off for the UK in a special flight from the Goa International Airport on Monday, an Aiport Authority of India official said.

The officials said that since the COVID-19 lockdown, more than 5,000 foreign tourists, including those from Russia, France, US, Canada, had been repatriated.

“This was the 27th special flight flying foreign tourists out of the Goa International Airport. In all we have facilitated the exit of 5,233 passengers since March 25,” Goa Airport director Gagan Malik told reporters here.

“As far as relief flights are concerned, Goa International Airport is handling maximum relief flights in India, because Goa is popular among passengers,” Malik also said.

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