First ever charter flight from Kuwait lands in Mangaluru with 165 passengers


Media Release

Mangaluru, Jun 18: The first ever chartered flight from Kuwait landed at Mangaluru International Airport on Wednesday June 17.

United Karnataka Associations of Kuwait in association with Akbar Travels Kuwait successfully operated the flight with 165 passengers, giving distressed Kannadigas the opportunity to travel back home. It is really a dream come true for the distressed Kannadigas from Coastal Karnataka.

The Jazeera Airways charter flight took off around 10:40 am from Kuwait International Airport Terminal no.5 and to arrive at Mangaluru airport at 5:05 pm.


Flight at Mangaluru airport


Kuwait airport

Earlier, all the association leaders and Akbar Travels team wished all passengers a safe and pleasant journey back home. They said that this mission would not have possible without the support of Karnataka state government, government of India, government of the State of Kuwait, Indian Embassy in Kuwait, deputy commissioner’s office in Mangaluru, entire Team Jazeera and all the associations who collaborated and worked hard together to make this operation a successful.

From the time Indian government announced Vande Bharath Mission, all Karnataka associations came together under one banner ‘United Karnataka Associations of Kuwait’. They contacted all possible contacts in central and state governments with the request to take back distressed people of Karnataka. Many of them had serious medical condition and needed urgent attention, some have lost jobs and without any money from last 3 to 4 months, and few pregnant ladies. With all the hardships in front of their eyes, they worked tirelessly with the hope of flying needy Kannadigas back home safely.

The associations have expressed their sincere gratitude and special thanks to regional manager of Akbar Travels Shaikh Abdulla & team, Ramesh S Bhandary (Tulu Koota Kuwait) for taking the lead, Stevan Rego (KCWA), Rajesh Vittal (Kannada Koota), Guruprasad Hegde (BSK) and senior management of Jazeera Airways, Sindhu B Rupesh, deputy commissioner (DC) of Dakshian Kannada, Dr Yatish Ullal from DC office and Manish from quarantine department in Mangaluru for their outstanding support.

They said that they are also thankful to S M Azar (KKMA), Krishna Poojari (Billav Sanga), Abdul Nasser Khan (KMWA), Jaffar Sadik (IMA), Raj Bhandary (BPP), Rajesh Mendon (MAK), and Dr Surendra Nayak (GSB) for their direct or indirect support.

 

 

  

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    There is much difference between commercial flight and vande Bharath flight. For commercial flight both the Govt should agree for many condition in this time of epedimic
    Once the situation settles down to some extent Govt may allow regular flights but with more conditions

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  • vassu, kudla

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Why can't the govt start international flights in a staggered manner. There are so many Indians abroad who had planned a visit home which was not possible due to sudden lockdown. Even if they have jobs there they may want to meet their families. The same preventive and precautionary measures can be apllied as being done for VandeBharat mission. Probably starting international flts may rob Air India of all the revenue. That is why the aviation minister is not in a mood to start international flts anytime soon.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Welcome home. The state must ensure that these immigrants are not Asymptomatic carriers of this infectious plague, we are presently witnessing an exponential transmission of Covid19 pandemic into India !!!!

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    ವಂದೇ ಭಾರತ್
    One India
    हे मेरा इंडिया है।

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Matherla Onje hehehe

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  • Jason, Mangalore/kuwait

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Thank u Akbar travels and all the people from kuwait who made this possible

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    No need for vande Bharath flights.
    Give permission to all international flights.
    They will bring all stranded Indian on foreign countries
    With cheaper fare then vande Bharath mission.
    Our Mangalore Airport also grow with more international flights.

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  • Noel, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Great job Akbar travels .

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    The government of India must send Indian Air Force flight to evacuate all Indians.

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  • Anand Dsouza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    We need atleast one flight every week from Jazeera Airways. Thanks Jazeera Airways.

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  • sathya prakash, Bangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Dear Sir,
    I have lost job in Dubai and cancelled visa for me, wife and daughter waiting for evacuation flight to Bangalore or Mangalore.
    Kindly requesting a help to get the flight. We already registered in embassy and KNRI sites.
    Contact# +971 502890647

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  • shaukath ali, karkala. riyadh

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Dear Satya Prakash, Etihad airways has announced that from july 1 they are ressuming service to bengaluru . please check from your side . may allah bless you.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    I was expecting Vande Bharath Mission would help ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    High expectations sir. Come down to our realistic standards.

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  • Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Vande Bharath … only in media ,, and monkey baat

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    वन्दे बारात मन को कुश रक्तः है।
    भक्तोंको होरहे दिलकुश।
    और क्या चाईए ?
    दिलकुश थो काफी है।

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    दिलखुश के साथ गडबड और पारफैट भी । जे एन साब Bharat झरा बराबर लिखिए गा । हमारा देश है भारत । (बारात आपके शादी की) भारत माता की जय । जय हिंद

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Wow Cynthi....Shaadi Ki 'Baraath',,,, JNB, Bejai mistook as 'Bharath'....Very FUNNY....

    I laughed and fell out of my chair Cynthi...You made my day dear....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Lan... Sir, he is asking mafi... Let's forgive him... Yes... Choti badi galthiya ho jaate hein... To err is human isn't it? Be careful while laughing Lan... Sir... Jnb's baraat made you laugh so much ....? simple word but see the great difference it makes in one letter.... .

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    सिंथिया किरेम

    कृपया माफ कीजिये
    कबि कबि छोटे भाड़े गलती होजाते है

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    जे एन बी.... हा जी । छोटी बडी गलतियां जरूर हो जाते हैं । माफी की आवश्यकता नही होती यहां पर । मगर "भारत " बराबर लिखिएगा । हमारा देश है । बाकी गलतीया ठीक है ।

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 18 2020

    Cynthia, Kirem
    Yanchina Awasthe ...

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