Disruptions in the international travel sector over the past few months due to coronavirus have resulted in decreased options for students planning to fly to the UK in September 2020 ahead of their course start.
As international borders gradually reopen around the world, India has entered into strategic agreements with the UK allowing for international airlines to operate between major Indian cities and the UK’s London Heathrow Airport.
Indian students who wish to start their courses or continue their on-going degree programmes at UK universities can now book direct flights to the UK from different Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It is however advisable for Indian students at this stage to book only direct flights to the UK and to choose Indian or UK owned airlines to avoid any undue hassle.
If you are still waiting to book your flight to the UK, get in touch with an SI-UK consultant today who can assist and advise you on UK travel and UK visa and help you begin your university studies from September 2020.
Airlines Operating Between India and the UK in September 2020
British Airways has started running 4-5 flights a week to London Heathrow Airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad from August 17th 2020. These will be direct flights that have been signed off by the Indian government, following guidelines issued by the UK Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Airline will operate five flights a week from Delhi and Mumbai to Heathrow Airport in London and four flights per week from Hyderabad and Bangalore to Heathrow Airport.
Virgin Atlantic is another British airlines company which will operate regular flights between India and the UK from September 2nd 2020. The carrier plans to operate three flights a week from Delhi to London Heathrow and four flights a week from Mumbai to London, September 17 onwards. Stay connected with your UK education consultant who can provide you with the latest updates on flight operations between the two countries and student offers.
Air India is also operating direct flights from India to the UK on a regular basis in September with at least 4-5 flights operations a week. A special Scholar Offer for students will allow for free 1 additional piece to the UK (max. weight 23kgs) valid up to London/Birmingham/Stansted and interior points in UK/Europe via London, Stansted and Birmingham.
Spice Jet is an Indian operator which is open for bookings now and will be operating direct flights between Delhi and London from 10th September 2020. It will be operating domestic flights from other Indian cities to help students board the Delhi-London flights.
Spice Jet are offering a special price starting INR 25,499 (limited availability on first come first serve basis) with free baggage allowance of 2 pieces (23 kg each). Additionally, they are offering extra 10kg baggage allowance to these students.
Vistara has announced plans to fly between Delhi and London Heathrow from August 28th to September 30th as part of the special bilateral travel bubble. The flight operations will take place thrice a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Study in the UK
As international borders open gradually, more international flight operations will restart between India and the UK providing multiple options to India students for flying to the UK in time for their course start. Stay connected with your SI-UK consultants for the latest updates and information on UK visa, UK travel and UK universities.
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