Air India Express to operate special flights to Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah today

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Air India Express, a subsidiary of Indian national carrier Air India will operate repatriation flights to Doha, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Sharjah, and Kuwait on May 9 for Indians stranded abroad.

The airline will operate five special flights from India today;

  • IX 475 From Kochi to Doha
  • IX 395 From Kochi to Kuwait
  • IX 443 From Kochi to Muscat
  • IX 682 From Tiruchirappalli to Kuala Lumpur
  • IX 183 From Delhi to Sharjah.

While all the flights will return to the point of origin, the flight IX 184 (return flight for IX 183) will first land at Lucknow and then at Delhi.

Bookings of all the special evacuation flights are open and people who are eligible wish to travel to these countries can book the flights directly from Air India Express’s Website.

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Air India Express Flight Departure Schedule : 09 May 2020

Flt NoOriginDep TimeDestinationArr TimeFleetSeats
IX 0396Kuwait13:45Kochi21:15B737-800NG177
IX 0476Doha19:05Kochi01:40B737-800NG177
IX 0442Muscat16:15Kochi20:50B737-800NG177
IX 0184Sharjah15:15Lucknow20:50B737-800NG177
IX 0681Kuala Lumpur20:25Tiruchirappalli21:40B737-800NG177

The eligibility criteria depend on Departure and Arrival country and we suggest you check your eligibility first before making any booking.

Right now the number of passengers traveling from India in special evacuation flight are very less: on 08th May only Just 01 Passenger traveled in Air India repatriation flight to Singapore while there were no passengers from Chennai in the Air India Express repatriation flight to Dubai.

Separately, Air India Express has opened bookings for special flights to Singapore and Doha, dated May 12 and May 10 respectively.

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The flight IX 373 will operate on May 10 between Kozhikode and Doha and the flight IX 0486 will fly between Kochi and Singapore on May 12.

It has also opened a booking window for Thiruvananthapuram-Bahrain flight scheduled for the nationals of Bahrain 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 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.

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(With Inputs from CNBC TV18)

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