Expat Indians stuck in India should book tickets only after UAE Government go-ahead on flights

SourceGulf News

Dubai: Indian expats stuck in India should wait for UAE Government confirmation on resumption of flights before making any bookings, according to travel industry sources. “Most airlines are selling non-refundable tickets, so it is better to wait for official approval before booking,” said a spokesperson at Deira Travel & Tourist Agency. Although Etihad, in its latest update, set July 31 as the date for resumption of flights from India, there is no confirmation of a date from the government as yet.

“We are looking at maybe the first week of August – people are really waiting for travel to come back from India,” said a spokesperson for Rayna Tours and Travels. There have been times “when the booking was accepted from our end, but the airlines did not open and we had to cancel. “This time, we will not make the same mistake.” With the Expo set to open October 1, there are “good chances” of flights resuming soon,...read more...