Earlier this week, the Indian government gave the nod to the operations of international flights to German, France, and the United States. In addition to this, travelers now will be able to book international flights to the allowed countries.
As of now, Air India’s Vande Bharat flight tickets can be booked through the travel booking portals and agents. The bookings have started after an interval of four months.
Till now, the bookings were made either by the foreign embassies or Air India booking offices/ websites.
Soon after the officials’ announcement, a spokesperson from Make My Trip ticket sales department for Air France, Air India, United, and Lufthansa went online on the official ticket booking portal on 18th July.
From 18th July, an online facility for buying international flight tickets is available. So far, online travel portals like- Clear Trip, Ixigo, and Easy My Trip are providing booking facilities. One of the employees from Ixigo said that international flights to London have been on sale from this Monday.
He added, “International and Indian airlines flying limited schedules to West Asia sectors including the Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai Air India Express are also available to book on our platform,” Source: The Hindu.
Balu Ramachandran, Cleartrip’s Global Head for the Air Business, said- “There are two important aspects of a customer’s standpoint. One is the availability of information such as regulations at airports, inside aircraft, and quarantine norms. The second aspect is providing flexibility with their travel plans because airfares are prohibitive, and rescheduling and canceling tickets is expensive,” Source: The Hindu.
One of the spokespeople from Make My Trip said- “We have ready reckoners and content repositories with details and links that will help weed out concerns given ever-evolving travel regulations over the last few months,” Source: The Hindu.
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Source: The Hindu