UAE Bans All Flights From India Till This Date; But Can You Fly From Dubai To India?
Looking at the coronavirus situation in India and other countries, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday announced that the inbound passenger traffic from India would remain suspended until further notice.
Referring to this, an official in the know-how stated, “As far as inbound passenger traffic from India is concerned, the status quo remains. He added that they are closely monitoring the situation in India, and that the decision on when to lift the suspension on inbound travellers will be taken keeping in mind the safety and security of all parties involved. As of now, there are no new developments on this front.
Inbound Passenger From India Would Remain Suspended
Speaking to Gulf News, bone official from GCAA said that as far as inbound passenger traffic from India is concerned, the status quo remains the same.
“We are closely monitoring the situation in India, and a decision on when to lift the suspension on inbound travellers will be taken keeping in mind the safety and security of all parties involved,” the official added.
Though one-way cargo flights to the UAE are allowed to bring passengers to India on return trips under the bilateral air bubble pact, the NRIs are reluctant to book tickets during the forthcoming festival season anticipating a third wave of Covid.
Dry Season For The Airlines!
A senior officer of an airline told TNIE,
“It would be an unusually dry season for the airlines during July-August period. Already, the passengers have not been booking tickets to India from the UAE, though one-way flights are available. Further, the industry is anticipating that the suspension of flights will continue for a while, especially since the UAE is getting ready for the Dubai Expo in October.”
A senior officer with Air India said although one-way flights are operational from the UAE to India, the airlines have been covering one or two destinations in Kerala due to low passenger load factor.