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Vande Bharat Mission phase 4 begins on July 3, 2020 – Business Traveller

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The flights will bring back the Indians between July 1 and 15 from Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Singapore and Malaysia.

Under this phase, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that the national carrier Air India will operate 114 flights, connecting India with Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia. In the fourth phase, Air India will operate 170 aircraft from 17 countries from July 3 to 15. According to the document, 38 flights will operate on the Indo-UK route and 32 flights on the Indo-US route.

Evacuation flights have been scheduled under the Vande Bharat Mission which has been carried out since May.

"Private Airlines have volunteered for significant participation in this phase with 498 flights to be operated by them".

Vande Bharat Mission phase 4 begins on July 3, 2020 – Business Traveller

The national carrier will operate 26 flights between India and Saudi Arabia, it added. Among others, IndiGo will operate 238 flights from Qatar & 219 flights from Kuwait; while GoAir will operate 41 flights from Kuwait.

After facing backlash from the USA over the Vande Bharat Mission being conducted by India, it is now the UAE that has come forward with similar objections.

"This phase will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return", he said. It has been operating chartered flights on Indo-US routes since May 18 where tickets on both the legs are sold. The first phase was from May 7 to May 16, following which the second phase began.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on June 20 said that the government will start thinking on resuming scheduled worldwide passenger flights in mid-July, when it expects the domestic air traffic to reach 50-55 per cent of the levels before coronavirus.

Earlier on Friday, the DGCA mentioned that the suspension of worldwide passenger flights within the nation has been prolonged until July 15.

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