262 stranded migrant workers rescued from Dubai


August 24, 2020


262 stranded migrant workers rescued from Dubai

An NAC aircraft (File Photo)

KATHMANDU: A total of 262 Nepali migrant workers who were stranded in Dubai Airport were rescued via chartered flight on Sunday.

The Nepal Airlines Corporation’s aircraft repatriated them, it is said.

According to NAC Operation Department Chief Dipu Juharchan, the chartered aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) carrying these passengers.

The same aircraft had flown to Dubai from Kathmandu carrying 165 passengers.

The returnees were stranded at Dubai Airport after the scheduled flight to Kathmandu from Dubai was postponed on August 18 citing lack of quarantine facilities in Kathmandu.

According to TIA General Manger Devendra KC, four international flights to and from Kathmandu were conducted on Sunday and it will continue on Monday as well.