Air India’s Vande Bharat Phase 2 start May 19: Over 100 Flights to 31 countries including Canada, Central Asia, Australia, Thailand planned

Air India is well underway with the first leg of the Repatriation flights mission, where over 60 flights will be operated between Air India and Air India Express to bring back about 15,000 people to India from the U.S.A., U.K., Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Singapore, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Oman and a few other countries which I don’t recall at the moment.

Updated as per updated Schedule of May 12, 2020. Still not a confirmed schedule.

Now, Phase 2 of these flights is being finalised, and this time around as well, Air India and Air India Express will be running the show for now. As per internal Air India documents sighted by LiveFromALounge, at least 100+ flights are going to be operated by Air India between May 19 and June 2, 2020, for now. This is tentative and will be confirmed within a day or two by the Government of India/Air India after discussion with the relevant states who will need to put in place quarantine for the returnees on these flights. Flights to 29 countries are planned by Air India and Air India Express, using the Boeing 787, 777 and the Airbus A320 fleet of AI and Boeing 737 fleet of IX extensively.

Here are some insights tweeted out by the Minister confirming our information.

Here are all the flights planned at the moment. I will be putting out the exact date of operation as and when the schedule is confirmed.

    1. Indonesia (Jakarta Airport)
      • 2 Flights to Delhi using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Mumbai/Ahmedabad using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Mumbai/Bengaluru using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Mumbai/Hyderabad using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    2. Philippines
      1. Manila Airport
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
        • 1 flight to Mumbai/Vishakhapatnam using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
        • 1 flight to Mumbai/Kochi using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
        • 1 flight to Mumbai/Bengaluru using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      2. Cebu Airport
        • 1 flight to Mumbai/Hyderabad using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    3. Japan
      • 1 flight to Mumbai from Tokyo Narita using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    4. Australia
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Sydney using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi from Sydney using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru from Melbourne using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar from Melbourne using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Kochi from Melbourne using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Hyderabad from Melbourne using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar from Sydney using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    5. Germany
      • 1 Flight to Delhi/Bengaluru from Frankfurt using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 Flight to Delhi from Frankfurt using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    6. USA
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Hyderabad from Washington D.C. using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from New York JFK using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru (earlier Hyderabad) from New York JFK using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Hyderabad from Chicago ORD using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Kochi (earlier Bengaluru) from San Francisco using Boeing 77L aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Hyderabad from San Francisco using Boeing 77L aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bhubaneshwar from Chicago ORD using Boeing 77W aircraft
    7. Nigeria (Lagos Airport)
      • 1 flight to Delhi using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    8. France (Paris CDG Airport)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    9. Italy (Rome FCO Airport)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Kochi using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    10. Ireland (Dublin Airport)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Vijaywada using Boeing 787-8 aircraft
    11. Canada
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar from Toronto using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Toronto using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru from Toronto using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar from Vancouver using Boeing 77L aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Bengaluru from Vancouver using Boeing 77L aircraft
    12. United Kingdom
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Varanasi from London Heathrow using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from London Heathrow using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar from Manchester using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Mumbai/Kochi from London Heathrow using Boeing 77W aircraft
      • 1 flight to Mumbai/Ahmedabad from London Heathrow using Boeing 77W aircraft
    13. United Arab Emirates
      • 1 flight to Vishakhapatnam from Abu Dhabi using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Bhubaneshwar from Dubai using an Airbus A320
    14. Saudi Arabia
      • 1 flight to Bengaluru/Hyderabad from Dammam using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Vijaywada/Hyderabad from Jeddah using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Hyderabad/Vijaywada from Riyadh using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Kozhikode from Riyadh using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Kochi from Dammam using an Airbus A320
    15. Thailand (Bangkok Airport)
      • 1 flight to Delhi using an Airbus A320
    16. Oman (Muscat)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Gaya using an Airbus A320
    17. Qatar (Doha)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Gaya using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Vishakhapatnam using an Airbus A320
    18. Singapore
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Amritsar using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Hyderabad using an Airbus A320
    19. Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Airport)
      • 1 flight to Amritsar using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Bengaluru/Ahmedabad using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Bhubaneshwar using an Airbus A320
    20. Kuwait 
      • 1 flight to Hyderabad/Tirupati using an Airbus A320
    21. Bangladesh (Dhaka)
      • 1 flight to Srinagar using an Airbus A320
    22. Nepal (Kathmandu)
      • 1 flight to Delhi using an Airbus A320
    23. Afghanistan
      • 1 flight to Delhi from Kabul using an Airbus A320
    24. Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Kannur using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur using an Airbus A320
    25. Russia
      1. Domodedovo Airport, Moscow 
        • 1 flight to Delhi from Moscow using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Moscow using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Lucknow from Moscow using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from Moscow using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Kannur from Moscow using an Airbus A320
    26. Ukraine
      1. Kyiv Airport
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Kochi from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Lucknow from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi/Chandigarh from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
        • 1 flight to Delhi from Kyiv using an Airbus A320
    27. Kazakhstan
      1. 3 flights to Delhi/Jaipur from Karagandy using an Airbus A320
      2. 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from Almaty using an Airbus A320
      3. 2 flights to Delhi/Jaipur from Nur-Sultan using an Airbus A320
      4. 1 flight to Delhi/Lucknow from Nur-Sultan using an Airbus A320
      5. 2 flights to Delhi/Gaya from Nur-Sultan using an Airbus A320
    28. Kyrgystan
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from Bishkek using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi from Bishkek using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Gaya from Bishkek using an Airbus A320
      • 1 flight to Delhi from Bishkek using an Airbus A320
    29. Belarus
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Minsk using an Airbus A320
    30. Georgia
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Ahmedabad from Tbilisi using an Airbus A320
    31. Armenia
      • 1 flight to Delhi/Jaipur from Yerevan using an Airbus A320
  • Air India Express
    1. United Arab Emirates
      1. Abu Dhabi
        •  1 flight to Trivandrum using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kochi using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kannur using a Boeing 737
      2. Dubai
        • 1 flight to Mangalore using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kochi using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Trivandrum using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kozhikode using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Delhi using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Hyderabad using a Boeing 737
    2. Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
      • 1 flight to Kannur using a Boeing 737
    3. Bahrain (Manama)
      • 1 flight to Hyderabad using a Boeing 737
      • 1 flight to Trivandrum using a Boeing 737
    4. Kuwait
      • 1 flight to Tirupati using a Boeing 737
      • 1 flight to Kannur using a Boeing 737
      • 1 flight to Trivandrum using a Boeing 737
    5. Oman
      1. Muscat
        • 1 flight to Trivandrum using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Bengaluru using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Hyderabad using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kannur using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Delhi using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kochi using a Boeing 737
      2. Salalah
        • 1 flight to Kozhikode using a Boeing 737
    6. Qatar
      1. Doha
        • 1 flight to Kozhikode using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kochi using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Hyderabad using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Bengaluru using a Boeing 737
    7. Malaysia
      1. Kuala Lumpur
        • 1 flight to Trichy using a Boeing 737
        • 1 flight to Kochi using a Boeing 737

Bottomline

This is great news for Indians who are stuck abroad at the moment and want to repatriate back to the country. The second Vande Bharat schedule looks even more promising, with flights into Central Asia, South East Asia, Europe and the USA apart from some of the usual suspects. Take note that this is not the full schedule, and there will be more flights that will be organised under Air India Express as well.


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Comments

  1. I am British citizens stuck in India due to the lockdown and now my visa has run out on 10th April 2020 can I book a seat on air India from amri tsar or Delhi to go back to uk I also have my seats booked with Qatar airways for the 2and June will the qatar airways will be allowed to fly from delhi on that date

  2. Hi, Me and my 3 year old daughter stuck here in Bangalore.When will the flights starts for Copenhagen, Denmark. We are facing lot of personal problems We have D type Visa, dependant Visa. Kindly let us know the schedule for Copenhagen flight.

  3. My cousin just got approved for the permanent resident in America visa. She should get a green card upon arrival. Do you know if they can travel to the US during the trump travel ban?

  4. My son is a citizen of Australia. His wife and daughter are struk in India due to lockdown from 12th March.She has two return tickets on Air India, 6th of May.Please tell us the procedure for accommodation in Vande flights for Melbourne.

  5. How do we register for the flights or are they direct book and buy on the Air India sites?
    Please advise urgently.

    • These flights are meant only to travel to india.First you need to register your name in the Indian Embassy site.They will allocate your flight and then you can buy tockets in AI Office.

  6. Hi,

    Will I be able to go to the US? I have a valid H1B visa. If I do qualify, what do I have to do to secure a ticket?
    Many thanks!

  7. Can you confirm the fares are not hiked up and does not include airport taxes? There is news circulation about this scheme however what is been hidden is the air fare where people have had to pay almost double or even more to get a seat. believe this is the evacuation plan for the interest of people returning from abroad.

  8. Why no flights are planned from qatar to Mumbai….even repatriation form from embassy is not open on the embassy site to fill….my husband is waiting eagerly to come back to Mumbai from doha…..plz help…if any idea

  9. Any flights available from Riyadh to Mumbai.i m pregnant ..iam coming on visit visa…I want to go to India with my 3 year old son…. please reply any information about Riyadh to Mumbai flights

    • Pls contact Indian embassy in riyadh. Check in vande bharat phase2 schedule and register your name and your kids name in embassy through web site.

  10. Why there is no flight from sydney to kochi. The peoples wanted to go to kochi can accommodate in the Melbourne /delhi/kochi

  11. Where can I register my name in case I want to come back. I’m currently staying in Malaysia and wants to return to Delhi NCR.

  12. Hi, Any idea about any flights from Houston(Texas) to Ahmedabad? If we take connecting flights from any other state also how about our stay during the layover period ? And also how it will be once we reach ahmedabad? (home quarantine I mean )
    Thanks in advance!

  13. Why there’s no flight to Mumbai from San Francisco? With current restrictions in place, how can one suppose to reach Maharashtra/Gujarat after landing in Delhi/Kochi/Bangalore??

  14. Hi I want to go.back to madurai or trichi , in India from Singapore, how I book the ticket with airindia express,
    I already registered with Indian high commission in Singapore for evacuation flight

    • Singapore to Trichy. Please arrange soon.Visa already extended two times.Final is also given.ICA .

  15. I have registered in the registration form of indian nationals 5days ago, i dod not got any response from them, how i should book the flight if they are not responding to me

  16. I have registered in the registration form of indian nationals 5days ago, i dod not got any response from them, how i should book the flight if they are not responding to me

  17. Pl also operate flight from Vancouver to Mumbai.
    We are 50 student whose landing port is Mumbai from UBC only.

  18. I am in dubai jobless from march 2020 and visa also expired. I want to go to goa which is first green zone state and no flight to goa is available facing lot of problem. I am also 57 years old preferance should be given to me

  19. Please arrange flight from Ecuador/Colombia To india because we are so many indians are stuck here and here is so critical condition due to covid-19. Here we all are helpless and in danger situation. So please we urge you to Also arrange Flight from
    ECUADOR/COLOMBIA TO INDIA

  20. Hi..please arrange flight for Colombia and other countries of south America..Here lot of people are stranded without job and food..Passing through severe cash crunch…
    Evacuation flight has to be arranged on priority for Colombia..
    Thanks
    Dharmesh

    • If there are lot of people,I advice you to make a list and mail it to Indian embassy in Columbia and to Indian embassy in India.You need to follow it up.

  21. Please arrange flight for Ecuador/ Colombia. Many Indian loose their jobs and business.Money finished and food difficult to get . Going through lot of mental stress and financial crunch. Kindly help .

  22. Thank you so much for this information! From what I understand, the outbound flights will only be from Mumbai and Delhi, to USA, even in phase 2. Is that correct?

    I stay in Hyderabad. So, trying to understand if the phase 1 flights that are flying into Hyderabad will start their outbound journey from Hyderabad, during phase 2, or would they go back to Mumbai or Delhi?

    Thank you in advance!

  23. Thank you so much for releasing this Ajay, do you anticipate any flights from Hyderabad to Canada? Or how I could get to Bengaluru from Hyderabad since the city’s locked down?

  24. Please start the international flights from Srilanka to India for stranded Indian nationals in Srilanka. Stuck in Srilanka – Colombo for more than 2 months . Money finished and food difficult to get . Going through lot of mental stress and financial crunch. Kindly help .

  25. Why no flights from jeddah to bangalore even in second phase list, we are desparately looking for it as v have medical condition.

  26. Are there no flights scheduled from USA to Kerala in the 2nd phase either? This is strange as there are plenty of Malayalis in the US,waiting to return.

  27. Are outbound flights allowed to travel J2 visa holders from Delhi to USA, if J1 is still in USA and his visa will be going to extend in June?

  28. Kindly pls arrange more flights from Malaysia to tamil nadu..here more than 4000 people stuck up different states in Malaysia.

  29. Why no flights for Chennai in the phase 2 schedule from UAE?
    Here so many Tamil Nadu people struck for more than 2 months.
    PL arrange for Chennai from abudhabi or dubai or even from Sharjah.
    PL consider favourably.

    • @Megha this is the tentative schedule and the source is Air India’s schedule planning. Once we have the final confirmation that all the flights will operate, we will put out date and time as well.

    • @Biji, apart from Bahrain and Qatar which are taking Citizens and PR holders back into the country, Gulf countries are right now not accepting people.

  30. We are stuck in spain..I see flight to Italy..Why is Spain not being considered..My father is critically ill..I need to be with him

  31. If I come by Chicago Delhi flight , whether I will be allowed to go to Pune by domestic flight? Whether home quarantine is allowed ?

    • @Dr Ashok, first, the decision to put you on the flight rests with the Embassy and not with you. Second, if you arrive on the Delhi flight, you will perhaps have to quarantine in a hotel for 15 days or so before you can move around in the country.

        • @Rasi, For Boeing 787s, 777s expect outbounds only from BOM/DEL where the aircraft is parked. Also, not all outbounds are going to be up for sale, only where the other country accepts returnees at this point.

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