The Ministry of External Affairs announced on Thursday that at least 1,197 flights were planned in phase 4 of the Indian Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate stranded Indians from abroad.
Air India, Air India Express IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir operate flights in 29 countries.
“In phase 4 of Vande Bharat Mission, 1197 flights have been scheduled so far, including 945 international flights & 252 feeder flights. These flights are operated by Air India group, IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir. They covered 29 countries. They’ll be reaching 34 airports in India,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a press conference.MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
However, the central government has not announced the dates or the schedule for Vande Bharat Mission phase 5 yet.
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More Flights, Cheaper Fares
Notably, Air India has almost halved flight prices for high-demand flights to the United States, expecting more airlines to be ready to join international airspace in the coming days as they face stiff competition from United Airlines.
because of that, Air India US flights are now priced at Rs 51,000.
Similarly, airfares on the UAE route have also dropped.
Emirates and Etihad sell tickets for under Rs 20,000.
Air India Express only charges Rs 14,000.
Air Europe, Air France and Lufthansa are the main players in Europe, and a one-way Air France flight between India and Paris costs Rs 33,190. Air India charges higher fees with a starting price of Rs 39,970.
So, the news ends here as of now. We will keep you updated with further information on the topic.
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