Air India to suspend flights to UAE till July 21; Ticket holders can change to preferred date – india uae air india flights extends ticket date change waiver till july 21

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  • The move comes in the backdrop of restrictions on services from India
  • . Flights from India have been banned since April 24 in the wake of the Kovid expansion

Abu Dhabi: Air India has suspended flights from India to the UAE until July 21. The move comes in the wake of the UAE government’s restrictions on services from India, the company said on its website. Earlier, Air India had announced a travel ban till July 6. Accordingly, many people had booked tickets to the UAE. Air India, meanwhile, has made it clear that those who have already booked tickets can change their journey to another day for free. The change in fares will not apply to those who have purchased tickets to either side.

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The announcement comes after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways announced that it would not operate flights until July 21. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (UAECA) has announced that the travel ban on people from 14 countries, including India, has been extended to July 21. Flights from India have been banned since April 24 in the wake of the Kovid expansion.
Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines said yesterday that it expects to resume travel services from India to Dubai from July 7.

Based on this, Emirates has also started booking tickets from India. It is not clear whether the new situation will change. Dubai Aviation officials had earlier said that the service from India would start from June 23. But the resumption of service was delayed due to ambiguity related to travel conditions.

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