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Air India to resume flights to UK from May 1

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National carrier Air India has informed that it will restart flights to the UK from May 1.

The airline had suspended to and from flights to the UK between April 24 and 30 due to fresh restrictions imposed by the foreign country amid India battering one of the worst COVID wave crises yet.

However, on Wednesday, the air carrier informed that it will be operating flight from Mumbai to London's Heathrow airport on a slew of dates starting May 1. There will be a return flight on the same day. First to and fro flight from Delhi to Heathrow will be on May 2 and that from Bengaluru will be on May 5.

The operator informed that bookings will be open through the Air India website, mobile app, booking offices, call centre and authorised travel agents. "Passengers who are already booked on these dates and wishing to travel, will be required to rebook and revalidate their bookings," it said in a series of tweets.

However, passengers are requested to read the updated guidelines carefully in view of the UK government's stricter norms. "It will be the sole responsibility of the passengers to ensure his/her eligibility to enter the destination country. Air India will accept no liability if non compliance results in denied boarding," the national carrier added.

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