Saturday, March 06, 2021

Uzbekistan Airlines Announces Direct Flights Between Delhi and Tashkent Under Air Bubble Pact

India recently signed air bubble arrangement with Uzbekistan, increasing the number of countries under air bubble agreement to 27. Under the pact, International flights from both the sides will fly between the two countries and following the same, Uzbekistan Airlines has announced direct flight to and from India starting today, March 5. Uzbekistan Airlines has announced bi-weekly flights connecting Tashkent to Delhi.

The flight from Tashkent to Delhi will fly on Tuesday and Friday, every week, starting at 2.35 AM and landing at 6.05 AM. Similarly, the flights will fly back on same days, i.e. Tuesday and Friday starting from Delhi at 9 AM and will reach Tashkent 11.30 AM (All local time).

India has now formalized air bubble arrangements with a total of 27 countries adding places like Russia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Oman on the list along side earlier done agreements with countries like USA, Canada, France, Germany, among others.

Minister of Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri earlier mentioned that Government is in discussion with more countries for similar arrangements. Air Bubble agreement is a bilateral air corridor being established between various countries to ease travel restrictions amidst travel ban imposed by various countries due to coronavirus.

Despite the ban, India was among the first few nations to start repatriation drive as early as May to bring back stranded Indians. Soon after, Air Bubbles were established to further ease the travel. Till now, govt has facilitated the repatriation and international travel of over 6 million people through different means since 6th May 2020.


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