Flydubai announces repatriation flights to India, among other countries

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Flydubai, the Dubai-based low-cost carrier, has said it will start special repatriation flights to multiple cities in 11 countries with immediate effect.

With the UAE government easing restrictions on travel movements and airport operations, Flydubai has launched repatriation flights to select destinations. This includes multiple cities in India.

UAE residents and stranded citizens of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine can book their seats on these special repatriation flights on Flydubai website from today.

“In light of flight restrictions put in place by countries across the Flydubai network, we are working around-the-clock to help you travel back home safely,” the carrier said.

“Citizens of these countries, as well as family members of citizens of these countries, may be entitled to book a repatriation flight. Please check with the relevant embassy prior to making a booking,” the airline said on its website.

Flydubai said all flights are only for repatriation of stranded passengers and will carry citizens of the above-mentioned countries who currently reside in or are visiting the UAE.

“All flights offer one-way economy class fares originating in Dubai,” it said. The offered fare on Flydubai’s special flights is inclusive of 20 kg checked baggage allowance. “Cabin baggage will be limited to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items,” the airline said.

“All flights are subject to government approvals and will operate only if approvals have been obtained,” it said.

The airline also notified that no meals will be served during the flight, but a snack box will be provided to the passengers. No penalty will apply in case of flight modification or cancellation, it said.