Air India UK operations retimed on March 18, 2020. All Europe flights cancelled through March 31

Yesterday, the Government of India notified that they will not be admitting anyone into India from the entire European continent, including those Indians who are returning from/via European soil to India. Turkey is also included in this notification. These passengers need to have boarded a plane to India before 1200 GMT on March 18, 2020 (tomorrow) to have a shot at getting back in the country. The advice is valid equally for Indian and European carriers.

Owing to this, Air India UK has ensured some flights will operate on March 18, 2020, to Europe to bring as many people back from Europe as possible:

  • AI 161/162 Delhi – London – Delhi
  • AI 111/112 Delhi – London – Delhi
  • AI 153/154 Delhi – Vienna – Delhi
  • AI 121/120  Delhi – Frankfurt – Delhi
  • AI 143/142 Delhi – Paris – Delhi
  • AI 113/114 Delhi – Birmingham – Delhi
  • AI 171/178 Ahmedabad – London – Bengaluru
  • AI 131/130 Mumbai – London – Mumbai

Air India UK

Additionally, Air India has retimed some of its flights on March 18, 2020, to ensure that they make it in and out of the United Kingdom before 1200 GMT.

a screenshot of a screen


Like you note, Air India will cancel all flights to the United Kingdom and Continental Europe till March 31, 2020. This means flights to Paris, Vienna, London (Heathrow and Stansted), Birmingham, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and other destinations will be not operating for the days ahead.


Various airlines are going to announce similar measures in the days ahead, so if you are still in Europe, and want to get back to India, please make sure you get back on a plane shortly.

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  1. when will the air lines going to operate i have booking for 20th of April to Mumbai from LHR


  3. My wife who has a open ticket to return UK from India (air india) could not come back since 23/03/2020 Her ticket was re booked on 04/04/2020 and that one is cancelled now—–Nor the travel agent or the air line company had courtesy to notify of cancellations
    I quite under stopping the flight coming to India as the country is not effected of corona virus as Europe/USA but the India government should not stop flight going out as many people like to join their family in this situation

    I hope India will re consider opening the flights going out of India soon

  4. Is Air India flying from Dabolem to Mumbai and then onto LHR on the 1st April 2020? Willsomeone in Air India please give stranded tourists some information?

  5. When will air India start its flights to London from Delhi. I rebooked my flight fior1st April . Will this happen? How would I know as air India not answering phobe calls

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