Air India is set to operate six non-scheduled commercial flights from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to various destinations across India between May 7 and May 12.
The repatriation service is in accordance with the Government of India’s latest announcement to bring stranded nationals back, from May 7 in a phased manner.
The routes from Heathrow will operate as follows:
- Mumbai: May 7, 9
- Bengaluru: May 8
- Ahmedabad: May 10
- Chennai: May 11
- New Delhi: May 12
Passengers will be directly contacted by the airline for ticket bookings and payments.
The High Commission of India (HCI), London said in an official statement that priority will be given to urgent cases including pregnant women and elderly people, people facing medical emergencies, people who have bereavements or terminal/critical illness in their most immediate families in India and stranded tourists among others.
The prioritised passengers will receive an email from the High Commission over the next few days. The HCI has been collecting data about stranded Indians in the UK for the past few days.
Before boarding, passengers will have to submit an undertaking which states that they will abide by the protocols of the Indian and state government. The copy of this will be available at the Air India check-in counter at Heathrow Airport.
Below is the format of the undertaking