Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday that flights from India to Britain will resume from January 6.
India-UK Flights: Municipal Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday that flights from India to Britain will resume from January 6. Whereas, services from UK to India will start from 8 January. Puri said on Twitter that flights between India and Britain will resume from 6 January 2021 and Britain to India from 8 January 2021. There will be 30 flights every week. Airlines of India and UK will have 15 flights each. He further said that this schedule is valid till 23 January 2021. Further review will be found after the review.
Earlier, the Minister of Municipal Aviation had said on Friday that flights between India and Britain would resume from 8 January 2021. He told that till 23 January operations will be limited to 30 flights per week. And this limit is for the airline of both the countries and flights will operate only from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Ban was imposed till 31 December
India has banned passenger flights between the two countries to prevent it from spreading to India after the new type of COVID 19 was revealed in Britain. This ban was imposed from 23 December to 31 December. Earlier on Tuesday, the minister had said that he expected the temporary ban on flights between India and Britain to be extended for some more time.
Explain that a different type of coronavirus (strain) is spreading rapidly in eastern England including London, the capital of Britain. India’s Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had said that the government is fully alert on the new strain of coronavirus and there is no need to panic about it. Scientists of our country are keeping an eye on the development of new strains of this corona. Britain’s PM Boris Johnson has implemented strict Category-4 restrictions with immediate effect, saying a new strain of coronavirus appears to have spread 70 percent faster than the former virus.