Flight Bookings to Dubai reopen from some Indian cities, according to websites of some airlines
10 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
Indian travellers, who are planning to travel to Dubai, will now be able to book flight tickets from next week. Flight bookings from several Indian cities have re-opened to Dubai from July 15. Abu Dhabi will re-open flights for Indian passengers from July 21.
However, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has maintained its status quo on the indefinite suspension of inbound passengers from India until further notice.
Travel agents in India have been flooded with inquiries after the latest announcement about India-Dubai flights.
“There is a lot of confusion among expats who are stranded here. Once the UAE authorities confirm the news, we can expect some more flights being put into service on the UAE sector,” Taha Siddique, owner of Siddique Tours and Travels in Karnataka said.
Economy class tickets on Emirates are sold out. The ticket prices for Emirates Business and First Class for July 16, are Dh7,500 (Rs148,900) and Dh8,147(Rs165,353) respectively. Ticket bookings for flydubai will open on July 27. The price of an Economy Class ticket on the airline will cost Dh1,645 (Rs33,892).
Budget Indian carrier SpiceJet has also opened ticket bookings on their website. Kozhikode to Dubai ticket prices for July 16 start at Dh1,960. SpiceJet's Mangalore to Dubai flight on July 17 is priced at Dh2,092.
The Vistara Airline website has put the Mumbai-Dubai ticket price at Dh895, with only a few seats available for July 15 and 16. Indigo Airlines has also opened bookings on their website with fares from Mumbai starting at Dh850 for a connecting flight, and Dh1,100 for a direct flight on July 16.