New Delhi– Budget passenger airline SpiceJet on Thursday operated its maiden repatriation flight from Philippines under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’.

The airline repatriated 160 stranded Indian nationals from Cebu to Chennai in its Boeing 737 aircraft.

Earlier, the airline had operated four charter flights between Manila and Delhi thereby repatriating around 700 Indians and 170 passengers holding permanent residency of Philippines on one flight from Delhi to Manila. (IANS)