Monday, June 21, 2021

Indian carriers yet to open flight bookings to Dubai

Indian airlines are yet to open bookings for travel to Dubai and other destinations in the absence of any official notification from UAE authorities on allowing the resumption of flight operations from India, airline officials said.

UAE airlines such as Emirates and Flydubai, however, are to resume passenger flights from Indian cities later this week, following the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management on Saturday on reopening travel from the country.

The resumption of travel from India will be open to only certain categories of passengers and will be done under strict Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

“Flight bookings to Dubai and other destinations in the UAE have not started yet as our Dubai office has no official message [from the UAE authorities] on resumption of flight operations,” a senior Air India Express official told Arabian Business.

“Our local airport managers [in Dubai] are in touch with the UAE authorities on this,” they added.

Air India Express was operating the maximum number of flights to the UAE prior to the flight ban from April 24 under the ‘air bubble’ arrangement between the two countries.

21/06/21 James Mathew/Arabian Business

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