Figures relating to the three evacuation flights due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
My name is Simon Calder, and I am travel correspondent for The Independent.
I wish to know the cost of the three charter flights operated so far: two from China and one from Japan.
For each flight, can you kindly tell me:
The company organising the charter
The aircraft used
The number of passengers carried
The cost to the taxpayer
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully,
Simon Calder

Central FOI Unit,

Our ref: FOI2020/01472

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Central FOI Unit,

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Dear Mr Calder,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request
FOI2020/01472, received 24th February. Please find our response attached.

Yours sincerely,

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office