International flights from India: More than 3,200 flights to be operated per week

International flights from India: More than 3,200 flights to be operated per week

New Delhi: About 2 months after the Centre allowed the resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services from March 27, India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday announced that India will operate over 3,200 international flights per week during this year’s summer schedule.

The aviation regulator further said that over 1,466 departures per week have been approved for Indian carriers to 43 destinations in 27 countries. For foreign airlines, the number of departures per week is 1,783. For this, a total of 60 foreign airlines from 40 countries have received the nod for flight operations.

The DGCA added that the Summer Schedule 2022 is effective from March 27, 2022, till October 29, 2022.

As per the schedule, low-budget carrier IndiGo will operate 505 departures per week. It is followed by Tata-owned Air India with 361 departures per week, Air India Express with 340 departures per week, SpiceJet with 130 departures per week, GoAir (GoFirst now) with 74 departures per week, and Vistara with56 departures per week.

The DGCA noted that out of the approved schedule, Gulf-based carriers like Emirates will operate 170 departures per week, followed by Oman Air at 115, Air Arabia at 110, Qatar Airways at 99, Gulf Air at 82, Etihad Airways at 80, Saudi Arabian Airlines at 63, and Kuwait Airways at 56.

Other airlines like Sri Lanka Airlines will operate 128 departures per week, Singapore Airlines at 65, British Airways at 49, Thai Airways at 36, Lufthansa German at 32, Malaysia Airlines at 30, Japan Air Lines at 22, Air France at 20, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at 18 and Aeroflot Russian Airlines at 6.

Additionally, the government has also permitted operations to and from India of airlines like Salam Air, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Qantas, and American Airline.

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