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More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open

IANS | July 05, 2020 12:19 PM

DUBAI: India has announced nine more repatriation flights from the UAE, ticket sales for which will open later on Friday.

Air India Express will operate these flights under the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai.

"All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights from Sharjah. Following flights will be opened for sale effective 4 p.m. UAE Time on July 3. Make sure to book your tickets once the sale is live, " the mission stated on Twitter.

The flights scheduled to operate from July 9 to 14 are flying to Madurai, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi and Hyderabad, Gulf news reported.

"Indian nationals registered with the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi or the Consulate-General of India in Dubai, fulfilling the required entry conditions can book through Air India Express booking offices or online or through authorised travel agents in the UAE, " the statement with the flight details posted on Twitter said.

"Mentioning of correct passport number and contact number is important. Otherwise tickets can be cancelled or boarding pass may be denied, " the Indian Consulate said.

While 75 per cent of tickets are open for sale, 25 per cent are reserved for those with emergency cases handled by the missions.

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