flypop has confirmed that Stansted will be its first UK airport base. The owners of the carrier argued there is strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key ‘secondary cities’ of India.
The decision means, from 04:00 on Friday, international visitors who have departed from or transited through India in the previous ten days will be refused entry into England.
The journey will be the first-ever hop-on/hop-off bus service between Delhi, India and London, United Kingdom. Participants will be travelling through 18 countries, covering 20,000 km in 70 days.
The property provides easy access to various attractions such as the Jama Masjid Mosque and Kankaria Lake, as well as major transport links including Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport.
The airline will operate the flights three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - complementing its recently-launched service between Delhi and London Heathrow.
The Indian government has mandated states do away with any restrictions on movement of persons within the country as it seeks to move past the early impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Investigators have found the ‘black boxes’ from an Air India Express plane that cashed on Friday, hopefully shedding light on what caused the fatal accident.
IndiGo will cut ten per cent of its workforce as it downsizes to meet falling demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The largest carrier in India last month said it would seek to cut over £400 million in costs this year.
The airline has already flown back thousands of travellers as part of 65 rescue flights which have either operated or are planned to operate in the coming days from destinations across the globe.
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, India will issue only diplomatic, official, employment and project visas for the next month. The move is expected to impact negatively on the tourism, hotel and aviation industries.