As India is set to recommence scheduled international flight services from March 27, which remained suspended for the last two years, Gulf carrier Emirates on Friday declared it re-introduce its pre-pandemic service frequency across its destinations in the country from April 1.
Emirates was operating 170 weekly flights
Prior to the pandemic hitting the country in March 2020 and grounding overseas flight services, Emirates was operating 170 weekly flights to nine destinations, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, among others.
Indian government to restore international flights
These 170 weekly flights include 35 services to Mumbai, 28 to Delhi, 24 to Bengaluru, 21 each to Chennai and Hyderabad, 14 to Kochi, 11 to Kolkata, nine to Ahmedabad, and seven to Thiruvananthapuram, Emirates told in a report.
The move reaches on the back of the decision by the Indian government to restore international flights to and from the country in line with established bilateral arrangements from the end of March, it told.
Emirates said it has also brought back its Airbus A380 on a daily basis between Dubai and Mumbai in March 2022, which has been deployed on its flight EK 500/ 501 (Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai).
In a related development, Sri Lankan national carrier SriLankan Airlines, in a statement, said it is set to celebrate the reopening of Indian skies on March 27 by doubling up to 88-weekly flights to India to match its pre-Covid-19 flight schedule.
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The restart of Indian skies would permit a passenger to book a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from any of these Indian cities to any other online destination via Colombo, it told in the report.
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