British Airways has announced it has helped thousands of British nationals return to the UK after being stranded in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the company said.
The airline has already flown back travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or are planned to operate in the coming days from destinations across the globe.
This is through agreements with travel operators including cruise companies and national authorities, as well as part of a continued effort between British Airways and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to bring people home from cities all over the world. The airline is also carrying hundreds of tonnes of essential supplies including medicines and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK through IAG Cargo.
In India, the airline is serving 11 airports across the country with special flight departures over a period of two weeks.