Air Bubble: Air India To Operate Flights Between India And Russia From Feb 27


Indian national carrier Air India on Friday announced that it will operate flights between Delhi, India And Moscow, Russia under the air bubble arrangements starting from February 27.

This comes after the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) India signed an air bubble agreement with Russia which comes into effect from 12th Feb 2020.

As per the schedule published by Air India, it will operate flights between Delhi and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo A.S. Pushkin Airport from 27th Feb to 28th March ’21.

From Delhi-Moscow AI will operate flights every Saturday and from Moscow-Delhi the same flight will return every Sunday.


Here is the full schedule Air India’s flights under air bubble between India And Moscow.

Flight No.Start DateEnd DateFreq.DepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. Time
AI 0155 27-Feb-2127-Mar-21Sat.Delhi18:00Moscow22:35
AI 0156 28-Feb-2128-Mar-21Sun.Moscow18:50Delhi03:50

Air India has also opened the bookings through website, Booking Offices, call center & Authorised Travel Agents.

India-Russia Air Bubble Agreement

From India to Russia:

  • Stranded nationals/residents of Russia;
  • Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for and holding a valid visa of Russia. It would be for the airlines concerned to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian/Nepalese/Bhutanese nationals to enter the destination country before the issue of ticket/boarding pass to the Indian/Nepalese/ Bhutanese passenger; and
  • Seamen of foreign nationalities and Seamen holding Indian passports would be allowed subject to clearance from the Ministry of Shipping. Seamen should be destined for Russia only.

From Russia to India:

  • Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan stranded in Russia;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian Origin(PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country;
  • Russian nationals intending to visit India for any purpose (including their dependents on the appropriate category of dependent visa) except those on Tourist Visa; and
  • Seamen from countries of Russia.

Passengers traveling on flights from India to Russia should be destined for Russia only. Similarly, only passengers originating from Russia should be allowed to travel on flights from Russia to India.


India now has an air bubble agreement with 25 countries namely,  Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and United States of America.

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Manish Khandelwal
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