Friday, September 18, 2020

Air India Express to resume flights to and from Dubai

Dubai: All Air India Express flights to and from Dubai will operate as per original schedule with effect from September 19, the airline announced.

The airline made the announcement on its Facebook page hours after its Dubai flights were rescheduled to Sharjah following a 15-day suspension of its Dubai operations ordered by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

Five flights that were supposed to operate from Dubai International Airport were rescheduled to Sharjah International Airport on Friday following the 15-day suspension of the airline’s Dubai operations, the airline confirmed to Gulf News.

The temporary suspension of operations from September 18 by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority came after the airline’s ground handling agents allowed two passengers with COVID-19 positive test results to board flights to Dubai—one each on two different dates from Delhi and Jaipur.

The flights that were rescheduled to Sharjah were to Kozhikode (Calicut), Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi, Mumbai and Kannur, the airline said.

While the Calicut flight was rescheduled from 10:30am to 1.15pm, the Kannur flight was postponed from 7.55pm to 11.55pm. There was no change in the time slots of the other three flights scheduled to depart at 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm.

“Both Calicut and Thiruvananthapuram flights already arrived in and departed from Sharjah and they have landed in the respective destinations. More than 310 passengers flew on these flights,” an official said by 5pm on Friday.

18/09/20 Sajila Saseendran/Gulf News

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