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Air India to Operate Flights To London from May 17

Air India to Operate Flights To London from May 17
The airline has made it clear that all passengers are required to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines., Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Air India will also be operating its Bengaluru-London Heathrow-Bengaluru route

OT Staff
May 11 , 2021
03 Min Read

Starting May 17, Air India will operate its flights from London to Mumbai. 

The flights will be operated from London's Heathrow airport to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from May 17 to May 31.

However, they will not be operating on May 18, 23, and 30. 

The airline has stated that passengers who have already booked their flights and are hoping to travel on the above mentioned dates are required to revalidate their bookings.

The airline made the announcement via a series of tweets informing about the details of these flights. 

Passengers who have scheduled their travel from May 17 are requested to follow the recent guidelines as announced by the UK government here

The airlines has made it clear that all passengers are required to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and it is their responsibility to find out if they are eligible to enter the UK under the latest guidelines issued by them.

READ: All-Women Crew Marks History with Air India’s Longest Commercial Flight

Air India will also be operating its Bengaluru-London Heathrow-Bengaluru route on these dates: May 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31. 

The same flights will operate from London’s Heathrow airport to Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport on May 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30.

You can book your flights to London and back through the airline’s official website, booking offices, mobile app, or any authorized travel agents and call centers.

Previously, the airline had to cancel all flights to London from April 24 to 30 after the UK government included India in the red list of countries. 

Air India has also announced their plans to vaccinate employees by the end of this month.

READ: Air India to Slash Frequency of Non-Stops to America

Heathrow airport has announced an expansion of the countries on the UK travel green list in the next government review to be held soon. 

The airport asked for lifting of the travel ban from May 17, terming the green list as “overly cautious, given the other controls in place on passengers travelling from low-risk countries”.

CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kay, said: “The government’s green list is very welcome, but they need to expand it massively in the next few weeks to include other low risk markets such as the United States, and remove the need for fully vaccinated passengers to take two expensive PCR tests."

Earlier this month, Heathrow had announced the implementation of the IATA travel pass which records all health details of the registered passengers on a universal database. 

READ: London Debut for IATA's Travel Pass


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