January: Budget Indian carrier GoAir earlier on Thursday, December 31, 2020, had announced expanding its services with the UAE. The expansion will take place as the airline will launch new flights to Sharjah from Mumbai, Delhi, Kannur and Kochi. The flights have begun from the 1st of January 2021.

However currently, the flights to the United Arab Emirates are operated only under the air bubble arrangements between the two countries. The regular air activities have been put to suspension since March 23 last year in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the arrangement, the flight are to Dubai in the UAE. GoAir, in its official statement, said that under the air bubble arrangement only, the air carrier will commence scheduled direct flights to and from the 4 states Mumbai, Kannur, Kochi and Delhi to Sharjah effective from January 1.

The CEO of the airline Kaushik Khona said, “We have seen an enthusiastic response from our passengers travelling between India and the UAE, and there is immense pent-up demand on the said route. This has encouraged us to strengthen the network by adding these services between India and Sharjah.”

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starting at Rs 11,560, the airline is offering a special introductory return fare for the flights on India Sharjah sector. In order to facilitate the travel of the passengers, India has so far made Air Bubble Arrangements with more than 22 countries.

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