Air India Express opens bookings for Singapore, Doha and Bahrain


Air India express on Friday has opens bookings of special flights to Singapore, Doha, and Bahrain. As per the airline, bookings are only for those people who are under the allowed category of the destination country.

As of now bookings are only open for few flights:

  • IX 373 Operate on Sunday, May 10 between Kozhikode and Doha
  • IX 0473 Operate on Monday, May 11 between Thiruvananthapuram-Bahrain
  • IX 0486 Operate on Tuesday, May 12 between Kochi and Singapore

The lowest available fare of these special flights are:

  • Kozhikode – Doha is ₹40,554.74
  • Thiruvananthapuram – Bahrain is ₹31,700.00
  • Kochi – Singapore ₹32,000.00

Qatar is only accepting Qatar nations in the flight from Kozhikode, and Singapore has also released its own set of conditions.


“All passengers eligible for travel to Singapore- Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance via the SG arrival card e-service. For more information, Passengers must check the official website of Singapore for travel requirements and eligibility to travel,” the airline said.

The airline has also open bookings on the Thiruvananthapuram-Bahrain sector. Bookings on these sectors are only for Bahrain nationals who have stuck in India due to lockdown.

According to Air India, only permanent residents of the country can travel on the flight. The flight, IX 0473, will be operated on May 8 and May 11.

Air India Express, a subsidiary of Air India on Friday will operate repatriation flights IX 474 on Bahrain-Kochi, IX 612 on Dubai-Chennai, and another IX 540 from Dubai to Chennai.


On May 7 India begins the world’s biggest ever repatriation mission and the first two flights are operated by Air India Express: one from Abu Dhabi to Kochi and the other from Dubai to Kozhikode.

Air India Express will operate a total of 24 out of 64 special flights planned by the Government of India in the first phase to bring back Indians stranded abroad. The cost of the travel will be paid by the passengers.

(With Inputs from CNBC TV18)

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  1. Why outbound flights from few destinations? Our children are stranded in Blore and desperately wanting to join us in Bahrain. Why authorities ate not considering other stranded NRI students. Pls do the needful.

  2. It’s not a Vande charitable flight,, why is the govt and Puri not permitting other domestic airlines to fly too,, does AI want to cover up some losses and fill their coffersthis is pure favoritism and unfair to other airlines waiting for permission,,,, other airlines could be competitive too

    • Air India’s looses in 2019 was around 5000 Crore. Do you really think they can cover even 1% of there previous looses by operating few flight? It is just 1st phase of the mission that’s why only AI is operating evacuation flights wait few days other airline will also surly join the mission.

  3. We kindly request to issue visit Visa to our children stranded in Bangalore. As he is in the final year and has to leave the hostel …as we have Residence permit n here in Bahrain…please consider n at least issue visas as we very well understand this situation n only when the Government allows n flights start they can come. Please understand our anxiety n stress we are undergoing and please issue visas so that at least they will be ready to fly once flight starts

  4. Bravo Air India ,you don’t desrve to be sold out.You are golden asset to the country which has to be preserved at any cost.

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