NEW DELHI: Dubai-based Emirates Sunday said it has received approvals to operate repatriation charter flights from Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata till next Sunday (July 26). These flights will carry passengers only outbound from India, to Dubai and cargo in the aircraft bellyhold in both directions.
While Hyderabad and Chennai, will have a daily flight, Ahmedabad and Kolkata will have have five and four flights, respectively, in the week till July 26. “All flights will be operated with the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER. Customers in India can book these flights on emirates.com or via travel agents,” the airline said.
Emirates had on July 11 announced it will operate special repatriation flights to five Indian cities from July 12 to July 26, 2020, “to assist stranded Indians get home and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.” The flights will be operated to Delhi, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. And to Bengaluru and Mumbai “subject to state government approval”.