Members of India’s parliament have sought to augment the number of flights between airports in the Arabian Gulf and Kozhikode in the south Indian state of Kerala.
Mumbai has revised its quarantine measures for passengers arriving from the UAE, including Dubai. People flying to Mumbai from the UAE will not have to undergo any PCR tests on arrival.
"This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Indian civil aviation regulator." Similarly, flights under the 'Air Bubble' agreement will not be affected.
Mumbai is the seventh city in India that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flies to after Calicut, Chennai, Jaipur, Karachi, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram.
The move comes on the back of the decision by the Indian government to restore international flights to and from the country in line with established bilateral agreements from the end of March 2022.
Flights to Hong Kong are down 90% and hardly any are allowed to transit as the financial hub isolates itself from the world in the hope it can contain a coronavirus outbreak, even though new infections are overwhelmingly local transmissions.
With flydubai’s daily flights to Istanbul Airport (IST), the airline will increase its flight frequency to Istanbul to 12 flights a week. flydubai’s network in Turkey also includes the capital, Ankara, where it operates two weekly flights.
The UAE authorities have allowed vaccinated stranded residents in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda to return to the UAE.
The fresh advisory requires travellers to produce a negative COVID-19 test certificate taken up to 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight, from an approved health service provider.
The Emirates will operate its flights to Mauritius on Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline flight will depart from Dubai at 2:35hrs and arrive in Mauritius at 9:10hrs local time. The return flight will operate on Fridays and Sundays.