India has finally opened up its skies for regular international flights. After a gap of two years due to the pandemic, 6 Indian and 60 foreign airlines have now started to operate weekly.
A total of 3249 weekly flights are operating from today.
Scheduled flights were banned at the start of the pandemic, much like the rest of the world. Only flights under the air bubble arrangement between India and other countries were operating until now.
It is being expected that there will be a fall in the cost of flight tickets after an increase in in-flight connectivity. The bubble system for India came to an end yesterday.
IndiGo is all set to operate the highest international departures with 505 weekly flights. Air India is the second-highest with 361 flights per week, while AI Express will operate 340 flights and Emirates will operate 170 flights per week. IndiGo will resume its flights to Istanbul from May 1.
Tata Group will operate 757 weekly flights with Air India, Air India Express, and Vistara. Air Asia India, however, does not have any international flights in the schedule approved by the DGCA.
Moreover, foreign airlines will also be offering one-stop transits for travel between India and the rest of the world. These will especially be true for hubs such as the Gulf, Singapore, and parts of Southeast Asia.
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