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.
Air India has not been operating many flights to Singapore during their repatriation missions, causing a lot of trouble for those who want to fly back to Singapore to rejoin work. Air India Express has been operating some flights, but these have been only from the southern stations in Chennai, Trichy and so on.
However, in the coming weeks, Air India intends to operate a few flights to Singapore, and they will be selling tickets on these flights today (July 13) onwards.
- Bengaluru – Singapore/Singapore – Bengaluru: July 19, 2020
- Mumbai – Singapore/Singapore – Mumbai: July 20, 2020
- Chennai – Singapore/Singapore – Chennai: July 21, 2020
- Delhi – Singapore/Singapore – Delhi: July 22, 2020
Booking tickets to Singapore
Flights for India-Singapore will be bookable at 1200 Hours IST on July 13, 2020. However, try a short while before the scheduled time of booking and you have a better shot at booking a ticket.
Remember, to be able to make it to Singapore, you need to serve a 14-day Quarantine at a dedicated Quarantine hotel at your own cost. Only those with prior written approval from the Ministry of Manpower or Immigration of Singapore can be admitted in Singapore and the permission to enter remains valid for three days.
If you are looking to fly back from India, you should be ready to book your tickets. If Air India’s track record is anything to go by, get yourself a lot of patience to go by, and if you have multiple credit cards, keep them along as well. Air India’s website will get slammed at the opening hour, and things will go wrong before they go right.
All the best!
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