Air India airlifts 300 Indians from Egypt
31 January 2011
An Air India plane, with 300 Indians from strife-torn Egypt on board, landed at the CST Airport in Mumbai in the afternoon, today.
The Boeing 747-800 was flown to Cairo on Sunday, to especially airlift Indians stranded there, as widespread unrest spreads across the country.
The national carrier has also decided to extend its Mumbai-Jeddah flight further to Cairo, today evening to pick up more Indians stuck in the Egyptian capital as violent protests that started a week back continue to rage in the city.
Current estimates put the number of Indians who are to be transported back at 600. The numbers include tourists.