As Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri made the announcement of India-UK flight resumption from January 8, Air India on Friday said that the passengers who had booked their flight on December 23 will get the first flight out.
“All the passengers had been contacted on December 22 and their booked flights were rescheduled. Today after the announcement, SMS messages and mails have gone to the passengers informing them of the rescheduled date of travel. The passengers who booked their flight on December 23 will be accommodated in the first flight out,” the airline said in a press release.
The announcement came after Puri tweeted, “It has been decided that flights between India and the UK will resume from January 8, 2021. Operations till January 23 will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of two countries to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad only.”
The Govt also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passengers who will be arriving from the UK after the resumption. You can read all the SOPs here.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had decided to extend the temporary suspension of flights on December 30 to and from the UK till January 7.
The government had imposed a ban on flights between India and the UK from December 22 because of the new COVID-19 strain that emerged in the UK.
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