Air India Start Additional Flights Between India And Australia Under Air Bubble Arrangements

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As the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) Govt of India has finalized an Air Bubble Agreement with Australia, Indian flagship carrier Air India has announced more flights between India and Australia till March 2022.

As per the announcement made by Air India on Twitter, it has started operating flights between Indian capital New Delhi and Australian cities Melbourne, Sydney w.e.f. 02nd Jan 2022 and continue to operate till the end of March 2022.

Air India Additional Flights Between India-Australia

Here are the details shared by Air India for additional flights between Delhi and Melbourne, Sydney.

Between Delhi and Melbourne, the airline will operate one weekly flight every Sunday starting from 2nd January to 27th March 2022;

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While on the Delhi-Sydney-Delhi sector Air India will operate every Monday, Tuesday effective from 3rd January to 22nd March 2022.

Who Can Travel Between India And Australia Under Air Bubble Arrangements

As per the air bubble agreement signed between India and Australia, airlines of both countries may carry the following passengers on their flights being operated under this arrangement.

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Inbound Flights Into India

  • Indian nationals or nationals of Nepal or Bhutan in Australia and New Zealand;
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and PIO cardholders holding passports of any country; and
  • All foreign nationals holding a valid Indian visa as per extant guidelines.

Outbound Flights From India

  • Nationals/residents of Australia, and foreign nationals with valid visa who are eligible to enter Australia/New Zealand;
  • Any Indian national or national of Nepal or Bhutan destined for Australia/ New Zealand and holding a valid visa of the destination country.
  • 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 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.

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