However, the resumption of flights must still get approval from the government.
Flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost airline said on Tuesday it had opened flight tickets for sale to India and Pakistan starting next week to repatriate stranded people in the UAE.
However, the resumption of flights to the two countries must still get approval from the government.
“Notification to Aviators (NOTAM) establishes applicable flight restrictions between the UAE and India in response to Covid-19. Flydubai has opened flights to be sold to India and Pakistan to allow repatriation for their citizens from 15 April and will operate with government approval, “the airline spokesman said in a statement to Khaleej Times on Tuesday.
At present, thousands of Indian and Pakistani citizens are stranded in the UAE due to a flight suspension.
Counselor of the Pakistan Consulate
Meanwhile, the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai said it had not yet announced special flights to Pakistan.
“The Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai has not yet announced special flights to Pakistan from any airline. Bookings by travel agents / airlines do not have approval from the Consulate,” the consulate said in a tweet on Tuesday.
The Consulate is currently also collecting data on citizens stranded in the UAE to repatriate them when the flight resumes.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Pakistani consul general in Dubai, clarified that priority will be given to people who are laid off or their visas have expired. By Monday night, around 20,000 people had registered to return to Pakistan.
Flydubai has opened reservations for the following cities:
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