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Emirates to operate special flights to 5 Indian cities

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on August 21, 2020 | Last updated on August 21, 2020 at 06.05 am
Emirates, aviation, Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, repatriation flights, pakistan, india

Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations.

Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates will operate repatriation flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram from August 20 until August 31. The special flights will facilitate travel for Indian citizens in the UAE wishing to return home, and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.

The airline will operate repatriation flights to India on the following dates:

Bengaluru: August 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30
Kochi: August 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31 (Flights from Kochi to Dubai will operate on August 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, and September 1.)
Delhi: Daily flights until August 31
Mumbai: Daily flights until August 31
Thiruvananthapuram: August 26 (Flights from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai will operate on August 27.

All flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER and can be booked on the Emirates website or via travel agents. Passengers must meet all the entry requirements of the destination to be allowed to board the flights.

Flights from Dubai to India

Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations.

Flights from India to Dubai

Flights will be available for UAE nationals and residents with prior entry approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDFRA) for residents of Dubai and ICA approval for residents of other emirates of the UAE, and whose final destination is the UAE.

Flights to/from Pakistan

Emirates has also revised its flight timings to/from Sialkot, Pakistan to offer customers better connections via Dubai with seven weekly flights - providing greater access to its current network of 75 cities across six continents. Effective August 22, Emirates flight EK 618 will depart Dubai at 20:55 hrs and arrive in Sialkot at 1:10 hrs. The return flight, EK 619 will depart Sialkot at 2:40 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 5:00 hrs.

In addition to Sialkot, Emirates offers customers direct flights to four other cities in Pakistan including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar.

Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, Covid-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.


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