Two weeks after India suspended all flight operations to the UK after the detection of a brand new coronavirus pressure, the primary flight for the UK left Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide (IGI) airport on Wednesday with 252 passengers, officers stated.
One other flight left for London within the night from Mumbai. The 2 flights carried a complete of 491 passengers. They’re anticipated to return to their respective bases on Friday, an official stated. Following experiences of the brand new variant that’s extremely transmissible, India suspended all flights to and from the UK from December 23 to December 31 as a precautionary measure. The ban was later prolonged.
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on Tuesday that the variety of flights to the UK from India have been decreased by 50%.
The 2 Air India flights that left India on Wednesday will land at Heathrow airport in London on Thursday.
Deputy commissioner of police (IGIA) Rajeev Ranjan stated they’ve additionally made preparations to ensure all of the passengers arriving from the UK are examined and nobody skips the check.