Last night, I wrote about the massive repatriation flights project that has been initiated by the Government of India to fly out Indians from across the globe back home to India. While one would have expected this project to have started sooner, I am glad it is finally underway.
[Bookmark this page and keep checking back if you intend to fly from Singapore to India on a repatriation flight]
At LiveFromALounge, we will be keeping track of the flights for various countries where there are a lot of Indians trying to get back home. Flights will start operating on May 7, 2020, onwards and one of the first bunch of flights will operate out of Singapore.
You can register to be considered for being put on these flights at the High Commission of India in Singapore website. Click here to register. Once you register for these flights, the HCI will start sending you updates meant for Indians stranded in Singapore, including the repatriation flights.
From May 7 onwards, flights will be operated by Air India to bring Indians in Singapore back home. Boeing 787s and A320s of the airline will be involved in this mission. Here are the dates and times of some of these flights which we have co-related with Air India schedules for repatriation flights sighted by LiveFromALounge:
- May 8, 2020: Singapore to Mumbai (AI343 SIN departure at 9:20 am/ BOM arrival at 12:10 PM)
- May 9, 2020: Singapore to Ahmedabad (AI1343 SIN departure at 9:20 am/ AMD arrival at 1:00 PM)
- May 10/11, 2020: Singapore to Trichy (Air India Express)
- May 12, 2020: Singapore to Delhi (AI381 SIN departure at 8:35 am/ DEL arrival at 11:35 AM)
- May 12, 2020: Singapore to Bengaluru (AI1377 SIN departure at 5:45 pm/ BLR arrival at 7:45 PM)
Most of these flights will be able to accommodate 250 or so passengers. Medical screening of passengers will be done before taking the trip, and only asymptomatic passengers will be accepted on the flight. Priority will be given to older adults, workers in distress, pregnant women, urgent medical cases and those whose tourist visas have expired. These flights won’t be free.
Each seat on a Singapore to Delhi/Ahmedabad flight will be INR 20,000 (380 Singapore Dollars) and flights to Bengaluru will cost INR 18,000 (340 Singapore Dollars). Air India Express will operate Singapore to Trichy flight and each seat will cost INR 15,000 (281 Singapore Dollars).
Here is the official page of the High Commission of India in Singapore which is posting some of the details.
More such repatriation flights will be operated, and we will update this page with details of repatriation flights to India from Singapore as and when more information is made available.
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