Air India has announced its schedule of flights under Phase 7 of the Vande Bharat Mission, which will provide connectivity to around 12 countries.
As per the schedule posted by Air India on its official website, phase 7 of Vande Bharat Mission will be in effect from October 28 to December 31.
The airline will operate over 260 flights that connect India to China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Adelaide, and Sydney in Australia, Kuwait, Oman, Kenya, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.
Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri in a tweet said, “There will be more destinations, flights, and bubble arrangements. He said international travel of more than 2.7 million people facilitated till now.“
The Air India Group (Air India and Air India Express) has so far operated 7,600 Vande Bharat flights and ferried 9,80,000 passengers to and from India.
These flights exclude those that Air India will operate under the “air bubble” agreement or a special bilateral tie-up, India has entered into with nearly 18 countries.
Air India has also announced its schedule for flights to 14 of these countries for the entire winter season ( first Sunday of October to last Saturday of March).
These include 32 weekly flights to five destinations in the U.S., seven weekly flights to Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, and a varying number of frequencies to London from as many as eight cities in India.
The national carrier will also fly to Japan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kenya, Germany, and France.