Indian government's Vande Bharat Mission led Air India today repatriated 61 Indian nationals back to India from Auckland on Monday morning, September 28. 

The Air India flight departed Auckland Airport just after 12:30 p.m. to New Delhi with several passengers making onward journey to different parts of India. 

The eleventh direct Air India flight will land in New Delhi at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29 (NZT). 

The High Commission of India has given a further NOC to Eco Travels to operate a private charter flight to repatriate Indian nationals on October 3 from Auckland to New Delhi.