Air India Opens Bookings For International Destinations

As part of the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission which aims to repatriate Indians who stuck in the foreign countries due to Covid-19 crisis  Air India has opened bookings on select International flights to be operated from India to six other countries including the USA, the UK, Australia, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore.

Al though the officials are mandated to carry only citizens of these nations on these departing flights at first , now it is announced that persons holding a valid temporary visa would also be allowed for the time.

Prior to the travel, passengers will be subjected to thermal screening as per the protocol of the Central government and only asymptomatic travellers would be allowed to board the flight.

“Reservations for travel from India to select destinations in the USA, UK, Australia & to Frankfurt, Paris & Singapore will commence from 1700 hrs on 14th May 20 on http://HYPERLINK “”,” the national carrier earlier said on Twitter.

FlyAI: Reservation for travel from India to select destinations in USA,UK,Australia & to Frankfurt, Paris & Singapore will commence from 1700 hrs on 14th May 20 on You may also call on 0124 2641407/02026231407/18602331407 or do a live chat via our website

— Air India (@airindiain) May 14, 2020

#FlyAI : To know about schedule of flights operated under mission Vande Bharat, please visit the following links:

For booking as per laid down procedures,please visit the respective websites of Air India and Air India express.

— Air India (@airindiain) May 15, 2020

On May 6, Air India had opened bookings for flyers wish to travel from India to London, Singapore & select destinations in the USA.

The  Vande Bharat mission which started on May 7 by Narendra Modi government has allowed foreign nationals and valid visa holders to book seats on the departing flights.

Under phase one of the mission, Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express have been mandated to operate 64 flights to bring 14,800 Indians home from 12 countries between May 7 and May 14.

On Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said 30,000 Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights between May 16 and May 22, the duration for the second phase of the Vande Bharat Mission.

“Phase II of Vande Bharat from 16-22 May will also include flights from Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand and Ukraine,” he tweeted.

Air India flight landed at the Hyderabad International Airport on Saturday had brought back 121 passengers from Newark (USA) via Delhi.