International Flights Latest News: As part of Central government’s Vande Bharat Mission, 13 airlines will bring back stranded Indians from 14 countries to Bengaluru, an airport official to news agency IANS. Also Read - Dubai Suspends All Air India Express Flights For 15 Days For Allegedly Ferrying Covid-19 Positive Flyers Twice

“International repatriation flights as well as Government of India’s Vande Bharat Mission and air bubble programmes have enabled Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB) to connect Bengaluru to 14 international destinations,” the airport official said. Also Read - International Flights: Flying From India to Singapore? You Need to Submit This Document Before Departure

These 13 airlines, domestic as well as international, will operate in these sectors from the city airport. The international destinations that the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru will connect to include Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amsterdam, Doha, Frankfurt, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, London, Muscat, Narita, Paris, Riyadh and Singapore. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Operates 5th Vande Bharat Flight to China, Carries Over 200 Passengers

The development comes hours after Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that India is establishing bilateral air bubble arrangements with 13 countries to repatriate stranded Indians from abroad.

Under phase 5 of the Vande Bharat Mission, the Central government has connected with a number of countries to bring back stranded Indians from there. The repatriation flights are bringing back Indians to multiple Indian cities.

Making the announcement on Twitter, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that the negotiation is being established with Australia, Japan and Singapore for international flight operations.

“We continue to further strengthen the reach and scope of VBM. Air Travel arrangements are already in place with USA, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Qatar & Maldives. We are now taking these efforts forward and are negotiating with 13 more countries to establish such arrangements,” Puri said in a series of tweets.

Under a bilateral air bubble pact, airlines of both the countries can operate international flights with certain restrictions.