Air India to operate 14 more flights to evacuate Indian nationals from the UK

Air India on Sunday announced that it will operate 14 more flights under the Vande Bharat Mission for the evacuation of Indians stranded in the United Kingdom. The flights will be scheduled between July 15 to 24.

Bookings will open today from 2 pm on the Air India website. Passengers may also visit the airport or city booking offices, the airlines tweeted.

Air India flights to London are scheduled from several cities in India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Vijayawada and Amritsar.

Anurag Srivastava, an external affairs ministry spokesperson, announced that 637 international flights have already been scheduled in the ongoing fourth phase of the mission.

“Phase 4 of Vande Bharat Mission is underway. Under this phase, 637 international flights have already been scheduled and these flights would service 29 airports in India,” Srivastava said.

“As on July 8, against a total number of 6,61,352 persons who registered their request with our missions abroad for repatriation to India, over 5,80,000 have returned,” he added.