Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday in a Twitter post said that more flights will be added to Vande Bharat Mission Phase 3 to enable stranded & distressed Indians to return home.
In Phase 3 of Vande Bharat Mission, the national carrier Air India will operate 70 to several destinations of USA & Canada between 11 June and 30 June 2020.
More flights being added to Mission Vande Bharat to enable stranded & distressed Indians to return home.@airindiain will operate 70 flights to destinations in USA & Canada under Phase 3 of the Mission from 11-30 June 2020.@MEAIndia @MoCA_GoI @PIB_India— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) June 1, 2020
Although, the schedule & bookings details of flights under Phase 3 of Vande Bharat Mission have not yet announced by MoCA.
When a social media user asked about the schedule and booking details for the Phase 3 flights Air India said “we will update you regarding this news soon. Please visit our website and social media channels for necessary updates.”
The Govt. of India has started Vande Bharat Mission on May 6 2020 to bring stranded Indians to home amid the coronavirus lockdown and More than 50,000 people have returned from different countries ever since the mission started.
On restarting schedule international flights puri said “Several factors need to be addressed. Many international destinations are not allowing incoming passenger traffic, except for their own citizens or diplomats.”
International flights have been banned in the country since March 22 and Soon after the Centre’s Unlock 1 guidelines, the aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday said the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights will continue till June 30.
Earlier last month, Puri said if the situation improves and the “virus behaves in a predictable manner”, then the commercial international flight operations could start as early as the middle of June.
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