Those were among who earlier registered on the website provided by the two embassies to return their homeland out of a total of 450,000 Indians and 80,000 Pakistanis.
Global passenger air traffic rose 30% in May from a very low level in April, as airlines cut domestic fares by an average 23% to encourage customers to return, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday.
The Sharjah Airport Authority will resume operations of passenger flights for those wishing to return to their home countries. The airport will be ready to welcome returning citizens upon receiving the necessary orders.
The PIA has reduced its special flights’ fares by 20 to 30 per cent, extending maximum relief to the nationals stranded in the UAE due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Officials at the Pakistan consulate said that these passengers did not meet the entry requirements set up by the UAE authorities, and therefore awaiting repatriation in the next 12 hours.
Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. Around 7,000 people applied to take part, the winners chosen by random.
Minister of State for Immigration and Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram urged all Egyptians based in the UAE to engage in the efforts made in support of the other countrymates, now stranded in the UAE.
The victims were among more than 50 workers repairing a closed section of track, state broadcaster CCTV said on its news app. It wasn't clear why they were on the other track, which was open at the time and runs in the opposite direction.
Police there took the suspect, identified as an off-duty Delta employee in his late 20s, into custody, reports said. His precise motive was unknown.
United Express flight was pulling away from a gate shortly after 7pm when the man unsuccessfully tried to breach the cockpit, then managed to open the service door and jumped down the emergency slide onto the tarmac, according to the airport and SkyWest.