Vande Bharat Mission: Vijayawada Airport Resume Flights From Gulf Countries


After a gap of around two months, Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada International Airport on Wednesday has resumed its international flight operation from Gulf nations such as Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, and Singapore.

International flight operation to/from Vijayawada has been suspended since 03rd April due to the second wave of Coronavirus in India.

The first international flight from Dubai with 65 passengers onboard has landed on Wednesday at Vijayawada International Airport.

“First flight will come from Dubai at 6.10 pm on Wednesday. 65 passengers have booked seats,” said Vijaywada International Airport Director Madhusudan Rao.


Rao further added that the Vijaywada airport has handled as many as 490 international flights in the 1st phase Vande Bharat Mission.

“All facilities are made for passengers’ comfort. There will be 10 international services per week, however, there will be no services on Sundays,” he added.

It must be noted that the United Arab Emirates on Sunday extend the suspension of flights from India till 30th June 2021. UAE has initially imposed on April 25, after a surge in Covid-19 cases in India.

However, UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas, and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the revised published COVID‑19 protocols will be exempt from travel.


It is worth mentioning that last month the DGCA India has extends the suspension of regular international flights to/from India for another month.

Special flights approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation under the Vande Bharat Mission and Air Bubble Agreement are allowed to operate.

Also, due to the huge surge in Covid-19 cases in India, many countries had announced a Travel Ban/Flight Suspension/Travel Restrictions from travelers from India.

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