17 nations, 170 flights: Vande Bharat Mission part Four begins from July 3

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Air India shall be conducting 170 flights to and from 17 nations between July Three and 15 below the fourth part of the Vande Bharat Mission, in response to an official doc.

The authorities began the mission on May 6 to assist stranded individuals attain their locations utilizing particular repatriation flights. Scheduled worldwide passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Under the fourth part of the mission, Air India shall be conducting 170 flights connecting India with Canada, the US, the UK, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Myanmar, Japan, Ukraine and Vietnam, as per the airline’s doc accessed by the PTI.

These 170 chartered flights below the fourth part are scheduled to be operated between July Three and 15, it said.

A complete of 38 flights and 32 flights shall be operated on Indo-UK and Indo-US routes, respectively, as per the doc.

The nationwide service will function 26 flights between India and Saudi Arabia, it added.

Air India is scheduled to function 495 chartered flights to and from numerous nations within the third part, which started on June 10 and it’ll finish on July 4.

The first part was from May 7 to 16, following which the second part started.

The US Department of Transportation introduced on June 22 that it has barred Air India from working chartered flights between India and the United States from July 22 with out its prior approval, in obvious retaliation for the Indian authorities not permitting American carriers to function between the 2 nations.

Therefore, on June 23, the Aviation Ministry had stated that it was contemplating establishing “particular person bilateral bubbles” with the US, the UK, Germany and France permitting airways of every nation within the pact to function worldwide passenger flights.

After almost two months of suspension to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the federal government resumed scheduled home passenger flights from May 25 however in a curtailed method and by putting decrease and higher limits on airfares relying upon the flight period.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on June 20 stated that the federal government will begin considering on resuming scheduled worldwide passenger flights in mid-July, when it expects the home air site visitors to succeed in 50-55 per cent of the degrees earlier than coronavirus.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated final Friday it’s extending the suspension of scheduled worldwide passenger flights within the nation until July 15 however added that some worldwide scheduled companies on chosen routes could also be permitted on a case-to-case foundation.


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