On 6 June, MIAT, Mongolian airlines conducted the first ever direct passenger flight from Ulaanbaatar to Australia’s largest city, Sydney. The Boeing aircraft returned home the next day after evacuating 266 Mongolians who had been stranded in the country. The historic event was praised by Ambassador of Australia to Mongolia Dave Vosen for promoting “Flag of Australia-Flag of Mongolia Relations”.
Earlier today (30 July), another MIAT Boeing aircraft took off from Buyant-Ukhaa international airport to Sydney to repatriate another 266 Mongolians who have applied to return home.
Since 28 January, Mongolia, which has a population of just over three million, has repatriated 14,755 its nationals from 45 countries by road, rail and charter flights. The first flight, was directly to Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, to rescue Mongolian students stranded there.