Friday, April 17, 2020

UK announces 17 more flights to fly back Brits from India

The UK has announced 17 more flights from India, including four from Amritsar, to fly back around 4,000 stranded Britons due to complete lockdown in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With this, total 38 UK charter flights from India would help around 9,000 British nationals return home between April 8 and 27. These flights cost between £ 537 and £ 591 per passenger.

Four charter flights will take off from Amritsar international airport for London on April 21, 23, 25 and 27. UK authorities had earlier announced five such flights from Amritsar on April 13, 16, 17, 18 and 19 April.

Similarly, four charter flights will take back Britons from Delhi international airport on April 21, 23, 25 and 27. Four more flights have been scheduled from Ahmedabad to London on April 20, 22, 24 and 26. British nationals stranded in and around Goa can board flights from Goa airport on April 20, 22 and 24. One flight for London has been scheduled from Bengaluru airport on April 23 via Ahmedabad. Similarly, one flight would take off from Mumbai airport for London on April 26.

Most vulnerable people are being prioritised for seats on these flights and majority of seats are likely to be allocated to people who are already on wait-lists after getting registered via the CTM website. Stranded passengers who wish to register for charter flights should visit the India Travel Advice page on GOV.UK.
17/04/20 Sanjeev Verma/Times of India
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