National carrier Air India has announced that it will operate UAE-Kerala flights from October 25 to December 31 as a part of Vande Bharat mission. The bookings are already open, and passengers can book tickets on the Air India website or contact travel agents for the same. Kerala has a large number of its population working in UAE, and the mission has successfully brought many expatriates home.
Air India UAE-Kerala flight details
The carrier is providing service to Kannur four to five times a month. In November the flight is available on November 1st, 8th, 25th, 22nd and 29th. In December, the flights are available on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
There are services to Kochi scheduled on October 26, November 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. In December, the flights are charted on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
UAE-Trivandrum flights are charted on October 27, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. The flights in December are available on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
UAE-Kozhikode flights are available on October 28, November 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. In December, the flights are available on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
Besides the flights to Kerala, Air India has announced flights to Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Amritsar, Trichy, Jaipur, Chennai, Madurai and Hyderabad.
Air India Canada flights
The airline has also announced flights to Canada from October 25-27. The international flight services are currently cancelled. Only select flights are allowed since July based on a bilateral air bubble arrangement formed between India and 16 other countries.
The government started Vande Bharat mission on May 6, 2020, to bring home the expatriates who got stranded abroad due to novel coronavirus pandemic. Air India Group operated around 6,616 flights under the mission till October 10, 2020. The airline flew around 8.64 lakh passengers as well. The mission is currently in its Phase 6 and will continue until November 30, 2020.