Indian Flights Will Fly To 31 Countries From May 16th Under Vande Bharat-IIMay 14, 2020 19:45
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To bring back Indians helpless and stationed in other countries, the Government has decided to start the second phase of 149 repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission by sending flights to 31 countries from May 16th.
Bookings are opened. This phase will have more flights flying when compared to the first phase.
So far, in the flights operated by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express, more than 8,000 Indians flew back and most of them from West Asia.
Air India tweeted: “FlyAI: Reservation for travel from India to select destinations in USA, UK, Australia & to Frankfurt, Paris & Singapore will commence from 1700 hrs on 14th May 20 on https://t.co/T1SVjRluZv You may also call on 01242641407/ 02026231407/ 18602331407 or do a live chat via our website.”
As per Hardeep Singh Puri’s, the Aviation Minister’s tweet on Wednesday, around 2171 Indians returned in 11 flights from Bahrain, Newark, Manila, Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, Dhaka, Dammam and Kuala Lumpur till midnight 12th May 2020.
According to what the developments said, all the departing flights will take off from Delhi to San Francisco, Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris, Chicago, Singapore, Washington, Narita, Riyadh, London, Vancouver, Melbourne, Jeddah, Dammam, Sydney, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Dhaka, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Rome, Muscat, Cebu, Tbilisi and Rome.
Indians in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Riyadh, Dammam, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, Jakarta, Moscow, Frankfurt, Chicago, Kyiv, Almaty, Yerevan, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Karaganda, Paris and Birmingham will get back to the country between May 18 and June 3.
They will see if they need feeder flights at the destination countries and within India. Majority of the flights will stop at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
By Neha Makhija