Indian Airlines Vistara will start flying to Qatar from India from November 19. The full-service airline, a joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore airlines, said that they will start flying to Doha from Indian capital Delhi.
Currently, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, India allows only flights from certain countries with which it has an ‘air bubble’ agreement to enter its airport. Qatar and India have air bubble deal and Indian carries and Qatar Airways are allowed to operate flights from Doha to various Indian cities.
In addition to Qatar Airways, Indian budget airlines Indigo and Air India Express and full service airlines Air India operates flights to Doha as part of the agreement, which was recently extended till December 31.
As per Vistara website the flights will leave Delhi at 20:00 and will arrive in Doha 21:45 on Thursdays and Sundays and return from Doha at 22:45 and will reach Delhi on Thursdays and Sundays. The airline said that schedule is valid from November 19 till December 31. (Schedule is subject to regulatory approval. All timings shown are in local time zones.). They will be operating a Airbus A320 in this route as per their website.
“We are excited to spread the new feeling to Doha, the fastest growing and most popular city in Qatar, with flights from Delhi!,” Vistara said on their website.
Bookings for these flights are now open on their website and when we checked the round-trip fares for Delhi-Doha-Delhi start at INR 15,499 and round-trip Doha-Delhi-Doha start at QAR 669.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions residents entering Qatar will have to apply for an exceptional entry permit and depending on the kind of permit will need to book a hotel for 7-day quarantine.
(Source: The Peninsula)