SpiceJet to operate flights to Ras Al Khaimah in UAE from four Indian cities

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New Delhi, Jul 11 (PTI) SpiceJet mentioned on Saturday it’s going to operate flights from four Indian cities to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE between July 12 and July 26 for eligible “ICA-approved UAE residents”.

The ICA stands for the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. A passenger having a sound residency allow of the UAE wants to take ICA approval earlier than taking any flight to enter that nation.

In a press assertion, the airline mentioned it’s going to operate flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Kochi to the UAE

“These flights will carry only those passengers who are destined for the UAE. From the Ras Al-Khaimah airport, SpiceJet will also be providing coaches, free of cost, for passengers travelling to Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi,” it mentioned.

India suspended all scheduled worldwide passenger flights on March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many Indian nationals who’ve legitimate residence permits of the UAE and are presently in India have been complaining on social media for the previous few weeks in regards to the lack of flights between the 2 international locations.

The Civil Aviation Ministry had on July 9 introduced on Twitter, “As part of the close strategic partnership between the governments of India and the UAE, and with a view to assisting UAE resident nationals who are at present in India to return to the UAE, the civil aviation authorities of both countries have agreed to operationalise the following arrangement from 12 July 2020.”

Charter flights operated by UAE carriers will now be permitted to convey Indian residents from the UAE to India and carry ”ICA-approved UAE residents” on their return leg, the ministry mentioned.

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 mentioned, “Indian carriers operating repatriation flights to bring Indian citizens from UAE to India will be allowed to carry the ICA-approved UAE residents (returning to UAE from India) on the outward journey from India to UAE”.

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