New Delhi, July 11
SpiceJet mentioned on Saturday it will function flights from 4 Indian cities to Ras Al Khaimah within the UAE between July 12 and July 26 for eligible “ICA-approved UAE residents”.
The ICA stands for the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. A passenger having a legitimate residency allow of the UAE must take ICA approval earlier than taking any flight to enter that nation.
In a press assertion, the airline mentioned it will function flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Kochi to the UAE.
“These flights will carry only those passengers who are destined for the UAE. From the Ras Al-Khaimah airport, SpiceJet will also be providing coaches free of cost for passengers travelling to Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi,” learn the assertion.
India suspended all scheduled worldwide passenger flights on March 23 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Many Indian nationals who’ve legitimate residence permits of the UAE and are at present in India have been complaining on social media for the previous few weeks in regards to the lack of flights between the 2 nations.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had on July 9 introduced on Twitter, “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 12 July 2020.”
Charter flights operated by UAE carriers will now be permitted to carry Indian residents from the UAE to India and carry ”ICA-approved UAE residents” on their return leg, mentioned the ministry.
On India to UAE journeys, all these flights will carry solely these passengers who’re destined for the Gulf nation, it famous.
The ministry additionally mentioned, “Indian carriers working repatriation flights to carry Indian residents from UAE to India shall be allowed to hold the ICA-approved UAE residents (returning to UAE from India) on the outward journey from India to UAE.” PTI