India-UK flights To Resume From January 6: Hardeep Singh Puri

Mumbai: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Saturday that flights between the United Kingdom and India would resume from 6 January, a limit of 30 carrier operations between countries every week.

“Resumption of flights between India & UK: India to the UK from 6 Jan 2021. The UK to India from 8 Jan 2021. 30 flights will operate every week. 15 each by Indian & UK carriers. This schedule is valid till 23 Jan 2021. The further frequency will be determined after review,” Puri tweeted.

Earlier, he said that there would be a small extension of temporary suspension of flights between the United Kingdom and India. There was already a ban on the operation of flights between the two countries until 31 December 2020. This extended suspension will now come to rest on 6 and 8 January.

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The suspension of flights was announced after Britain reported a new strain of COVID-19 in its country. Some travellers returning to India from the UK were also found to be infected with the new strain of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is also monitoring developments in other countries and will take further decisions accordingly.

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