It is no secret that the stoppage of commercial air travel over the past few months has left a lot of people stranded in India and also left a lot of Indians left stranded abroad. With this in mind, Air India was assigned the task of bringing back Indians from across the globe. Ideally, they are best suited for the mission given their wide-body aircraft portfolio. But Air India has been selling tickets on both legs for many flights, while the costs per seat were arrived at with the assumption that the outward leg would fly empty. There has been a great rush for Air India’s flights, especially to the USA, with flights selling out literally three minutes after opening bookings.
With Australia, there have been some troubles with the last phase of flights given the quarantine requirements and other requirements of only bringing in 50 passengers per plane. However, now, the next phase of flights to Australia has been announced for August 2020.
Flights between India and Australia
This time around, it seems given the complications of flying to Melbourne or Sydney, Air India will fly to Adelaide, and from there fly empty to Melbourne and Sydney for the return flights to India.
These flights are currently on sale at Air India. This is excellent news for people who want to fly back to India. This is not an exhaustive list, however, and the full list is available here.
Do you think there will be enough seats available on the next round of Air India Evacuation Flights to keep everyone happy?
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