Go First, an Indian low-cost carrier has recently announced that it has increased its daily flight frequency between Abu Dhabi (UAE) and three Indian cities namely Mumbai, Delhi and Kannur effective from April 2022.
The announcement comes after the DGCA of India has approved the summer schedule for the international operation which allows six Indian airlines including Go First and 60 international airlines from over 40 countries to operate 3,249 weekly flights to/from India.
Out of 3249 scheduled flights, Go First has allowed operating at 74 departures a week.
Go First also announced that passengers who are double vaccinated on the list of recognized countries on a ‘reciprocity’ basis are exempted from RT-PCR testing before departure from UAE to India.
“In order to meet increased demands on Mumbai, Delhi and Kannur routes, Go First will be flying daily.”said, Abu Dhabi Airports in a statement
The current Go First one-way flight from Abu Dhabi to Delhi costs roughly Rs 12,000 (Dh600), while one-way flights from Abu Dhabi to Kannur and Mumbai cost around Rs 7,500. (Dh370).
On March 27, shortly after India opened its international borders for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, numerous airlines boosted their flight frequency from India to other countries.
Prior to Go First, Emirates was the first to boost its weekly travel frequency to 170 flights to nine Indian cities namely, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram beginning April 1.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the India-UAE flight route was one of the busiest in the world, with Dubai receiving the maximum number of foreign traffic from India.