Etihad Airways to function particular flights from six Indian cities to Abu Dhabi between July 12-26

New Delhi, July 10

Eithad Airways on Friday stated it could function a restricted variety of particular flights from six Indian cities to Abu Dhabi within the UAE between July 12 and July 26 for eligible passengers.

“Eligible passengers include UAE nationals and residents as well as people with relevant UAE entry approvals from India. All passengers must have ICA approval from the government of Abu Dhabi before they travel and will not be permitted to check-in without the necessary approvals,” the airline stated in its press launch.

The ICA stands for the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. An individual with a sound residency allow of the UAE must take ICA approval earlier than taking any flight to enter that nation.

The airline stated it could function companies to Abu Dhabi from Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

India suspended all scheduled worldwide passenger flights on March 23 as a consequence of COVID-19.

Many Indian nationals who’ve legitimate residence permits of the UAE and are at the moment in India have been complaining on social media for the previous couple of weeks concerning the lack of flights between the 2 international locations.

The Civil Aviation Ministry introduced on Twitter on Thursday: “As part of the close strategic partnership between the governments of India and the UAE, and with a view to assisting UAE resident nationals who are at present in India to return to the UAE, the civil aviation authorities of both countries have agreed to operationalise the following arrangement from July 12, 2020.”

Charter flights operated by the UAE carriers will now be permitted to deliver Indian residents from the UAE to India and carry “ICA-approved UAE residents’” on their return leg, the Ministry stated.

On India to the UAE journeys, all these flights will carry solely these passengers who’re destined for the Gulf nation, it famous.

The Ministry additionally stated: “Indian carriers operating repatriation flights to bring Indian citizens from UAE to India will be allowed to carry the ICA-approved UAE residents (returning to the UAE from India) on the outward journey from India to the UAE.” PTI

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