Thursday, July 30, 2020

Eid gift for stranded UAE residents in India: Flights resume July 31 to August 15

Dubai: In an announcement that could reunite several UAE residents stranded in India with their families here during the Eid holidays, Air India Express announced on Thursday that India-UAE flights would resume from Friday till August 15.

The airline on Thursday evening opened bookings for India-UAE flights on the departure leg of the repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).
When contacted, P.G. Prageesh, chief of Corporate Communications, AIE, told Gulf News over the phone that the authorities have permitted the airline to open bookings from July 31 to August 15.

“Happy news for passengers to UAE. We are happy to take you to your loved ones. Fly from tomorrow. Bookings are open now,” the airline tweeted at 7.03pm in the UAE.
“Book your tickets on our website through authorised travel agents/ contacting call centre/ visiting city office,” it said in another tweet.
The airline directed customers to visit its blog on India-UAE flights “to find the certified labs, GDRFA/ICA portals, flight schedules and frequently asked questions.”

Air India Express is the first entity to announce the resumption of India-UAE flights after a special flight agreement between the two countries ended on Sunday.
30/07/20 Sajila Saseendran/Gulf News
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