India's super-rich beat deadline, land in UK in private jets
LONDON: India's super-rich paid tens of thousands of pounds to get to Britain by private jets ahead of the Covid-hit country being added to the UK's travel red list even as some charter flights arranged for others were denied landing permits.
The website FlightAware shows that eight private jets – which would have cost £70,000 each (around Rs 72 lakh) upwards to charter – arrived from India at London Luton airport in the 24 hours before the travel restrictions kicked in at 8.30am IST on Friday. Four of these arrived from Mumbai, three from Delhi and one from Ahmedabad.
A private jet – VT-AHI – whose ownership couldn't be immediately verified left Mumbai airport at 9.42pm on Thursday and landed at Luton airport at 6.53am IST, just an hour and a half before the landing window closed. The flight returned to Mumbai on Saturday.
Another private jet, run by global private aviation company VistaJet, had left Mumbai on Thursday night and landed her just 40 minutes before the deadline.
A Qatar Executive privately chartered jet left Mumbai at 4.59pm on Thursday and arrived at 2.34am IST. One private jet – T7-NAP – left Mumbai at 12.54am on Thursday. A Qatar Executive flight from Ahmedabad landed at London Luton airport on Thursday night.
This is not news without any further details as to who chartered those flights?
I think Modi left india...
"Atmanirbhar Bharat" has become international pariahs. Way to go BJP. In the US people are scoffing at the idiocy of this govt.
I donoo about others but desh ka badshah Mr. Sharukh khan and family left first . Stupid ppl. made him rich and he left at the first hint of danger.
Modiji is here in India?
Indian resi nts becoming pariahs under modi.
UK is harboruring all financial frauders from world..I hope one of these guy carry new variant...
Maybe Modi Ji and Amit Shah along with their cohorts were on these flights. We haven’t seen these two clowns for a while now.
Is there any point / valid reason to publish such a news during a time when India is facing its worst medical crisis?? Such type of news articles only create further anger / fear / divide in the general population.
We did well in the first phase. Second wave has been unprecedented and no one predicted including people and go nments. Can not blame the center and its leadership 100% for the same. As a country we should unite now and fight it out.
Govt shd reveal those names.
Request to declare their Names, we have s to know who are left us in critical condition. This will be lesson for us. So that we will not buy their products / will not ve ...
The rats are the first to jump escape the ship when it is sinking. Rich Indians are no different from the Rats as they tend to run away when country is in trouble.
USELESS NEWS So what, it's none of your business - let the super rich do whatever they wish to do coz they have legally landed in UK in private jets at their costs & consequences.
Hahaha...Feku cronies and other smart folks have left the country but Andh bhakts have no money..they are stuck in India.
cont blame Modi for everything.. this is the problem of ours.. when ever good no Modi.. when Bad all blame on Modi.. we people must follow the rules than only problem can be solved..
Earning from India and spending in foreign. These coward people are sacred of death. One thing everyone should remember, you can't run away from death...
Do not let any of them back in India. Let these traitors parish in a foreign land.
we were the ones who allowed these rats to come from UK and spread the vir s last year.
do not allow them back to INDIA once this settles.