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India-UK flights to restart from Jan 6, UK-India services from Jan 8: Puri

Only 30 flights per week between India and the UK till January 23

Hardeep-Singh-Puri Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri | PTI

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday flights from India to UK will resume from January 6, while services from that country to here would resume from January 8 onwards.

"Resumption of flights between India & UK: India to UK from January 6, 2021. UK to India from January 8, 2021. 30 flights will operate every week. 15 each by Indian & UK carriers," Puri said on Twitter.

"This schedule is valid till January 23, 2021. Further frequency will be determined after review," he added.

Earlier, Puri had announced on Friday that only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the UK when services resume from January 8 and that this arrangement will continue till January 23.

India had suspended all passenger flights connecting the two countries from December 23 to January 7 as a new variant of coronavirus emerged in the UK. 

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