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Tuesday, 28 July, 2020, 13 : 30 PM [IST]
Air India Express opens booking for repatriation flights to UAE

As the Central government’s Vande Bharat Mission Phase 5 begins from August 1, Air India Express on Monday said it has opened bookings for repatriation flights to the UAE. The Air India Express flights will be operated between India and UAE from August 1 to 15 under phase 5 of VBM.

While Air India Express has opened the bookings, the sale of tickets for Air India flights is yet to be announced.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said that India will connect with US, Canada, Qatar, Oman, UAE, Singapore, UK, Frankfurt, Paris, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, New Zealand, Philippines and more countries under VBM Phase 5.

He had also said that soon after the Phase 5 of Vande Bharat Mission starts, Air India and other designated airlines will start booking tickets.

As per updates, a total of 74 flights will operate from Sharjah and Dubai to various cities in India starting August 1 to August 15. (Source: