Etihad Airways on Friday stated it should function a restricted variety of particular flights from six Indian cities to Abu Dhabi within the UAE between July 12 and July 26 for eligible passengers.
“Eligible passengers embody UAE nationals and residents in addition to individuals with related UAE entry approvals from India. All passengers should have ICA approval from the federal government of Abu Dhabi earlier than they journey and won’t be permitted to check-in with out the mandatory approvals,” the airline stated in its press launch.
ICA stands for the UAE’s Federal Authority for Id and Citizenship. An individual with a legitimate residency allow of the UAE must take ICA approval earlier than taking any flight to enter that nation.
The airline stated it should function providers to Abu Dhabi from Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
India suspended all scheduled worldwide passenger flights on March 23 as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Many Indian nationals who’ve legitimate residence permits of the UAE and are at the moment in India have been complaining on social media for the previous few weeks concerning the lack of flights between the 2 nations.
The Civil Aviation Ministry introduced on Twitter on Thursday, “As a part of the shut strategic partnership between the governments of India and the UAE, and with a view to aiding UAE resident nationals who’re at current in India to return to the UAE, the civil aviation authorities of each nations have agreed to operationalise the next association from 12 July, 2020.”
Constitution flights operated by UAE carriers will now be permitted to carry Indian residents from the UAE to India and carry “ICA-approved UAE residents” on their return leg, the ministry stated.
On India to UAE journeys, all these flights will carry solely these passengers who’re destined for the Gulf nation, it famous.
The ministry additionally stated, “Indian carriers working repatriation flights to carry Indian residents from UAE to India might be allowed to hold the ICA-approved UAE residents (returning to UAE from India) on the outward journey from India to UAE.”