India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended all foreign flights in March 2020, but two years later, India opened its borders and allowed international flights again
Ticket prices between UAE and India have dropped in recent days, and those who wish to travel ahead of Ramadan will find some great air deals. With Emirates increasing the flight frequency to 170 per week between the two countries, other airlines have too increased their number of flights to India, which may have an influence on demand and ticket sales during the Ramadan and Eid festivities.
For the first week of April, fares from New Delhi to Dubai may range from Rs 14,414 to Rs 16,473, as compared to Rs 20,591 to Rs 30,887 earlier this year. Mumbai currently has the cheapest airfares starting at Rs 12,132. It is still more expensive to fly from south Indian cities, with most airlines charging more than Rs 20,000.
Other UAE-based airline like FlyDubai and Air Arabia is also expected to increase their capacity to India in the coming weeks. There is also an expectation that carriers like Indigo and Air India will expand their operations from the Indian side.
UAE-India air traffic has increased since the Indian government resumed regular international flights on March 27 after a two-year pause due to a worldwide pandemic.
The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) banned all foreign flights in March 2020, but two years later, the Indian government decided to resume international flights in accordance with existing bilateral agreements. This is what led Emirates Airlines to return to India with their full pre-Covid-19 schedule.
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