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KLM Performed First Passenger Flight With Sustainable Synthetic Kerosene

14 February 2021

For the first time in the world, KLM operated a commercial passenger flight with sustainable synthetic kerosene from Amsterdam to Madrid last month. The flight was carried out on a admixture of 500 liters of sustainable synthetic kerosene that was produced by Shell. Shell produced the synthetic kerosene in its research center in Amsterdam. The kerosene is based on CO2 water and renewable energy from sun and wind from Dutch soil

Turkish Airlines plans to resume flights to Azerbaijan's Ganja

14 February 2021

Turkish Airlines plans to resume flights in the direction of Azerbaijan's Ganja city, representative of Turkish Airlines in Azerbaijan Ilyas Seyfulla said reports on Feb. 12.

'The development of the tourism potential of Ganja, Goygol, Gadabay, and Naftalan has a positive effect on the growth of the number of foreign visitors in the region, representative of Turkish Airlines added.

Gulf Air takes delivery of its second Airbus A321neo aircraft

14 February 2021

Earlier this month, Gulf Air welcomed its new Airbus A321neoLR which landed in the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport at approximately 0640 local time on Friday 5th February 2021.

The aircraft is designed with the special 70th anniversary Golden Falcon livery which showcases the airline’s iconic and vintage design from the last century with a revamped look. Following its delivery from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany, the aircraft will operate long-haul Europea...

Air France and KLM win 4-star safe travel award

14 February 2021

Air France and KLM always put the health and safety of their customers and crew first. No wonder both airlines were awarded four stars for their COVID-19 safety protocols last December. The audit by international air transport rating agency Skytrax included evaluating both onboard and airport cleaning, signage, and other measures.

Singapore Airlines fully vaccinates onboard crew

14 February 2021

All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group are among the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.

The first fully immunised services onboard Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir and Scoot have all now departed.

Air France and KLM network update

14 February 2021

This summer, Air France and KLM will resume fights to St Petersburg and add several other destinations in Europe:

New flights:

This summer, KLM adds:
Amsterdam – Alicante
Amsterdam – Cagliari
Amsterdam – Catania
Amsterdam – Genoa
Amsterdam – Ibiza
Amsterdam – Malaga
Amsterdam – Naples
Amsterdam – Split

Among the resumed flights:

Paris-CDG – St Petersburg
Amsterdam – St Petersburg

Gulf Air Resumes Direct Flights To Colombo

14 February 2021

Gulf Air announces that it will resume its direct operations to and from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport with two weekly flights starting from 15 February 2021 on its new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Gulf Air has been operating direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sri Lanka since 1981 and it is one of the airline’s main destinations in the Indian Sub-continent region. The airline currently flies to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, ...

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the world with 100% of crew on board vaccinated

14 February 2021

Etihad Airways, has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and give passengers who travel with the airline peace of mind.

In January 2021, Etihad was awarded Diamond status for ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation in the inaugural ‘APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying’ audit. The airline’s vaccination initiative has consolidated Etihad’s position as an industry le...

Air France reactivates Personal Airport Services

14 February 2021

Air France has reactivated its paid Personal Airport Services (PAS) for customers departing, arriving, or transferring at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Air France, KLM, and Delta Air Lines customers can once again enjoy a special, personalized welcome, a smooth passage through security checks, and, if needed, assistance in their language.

GoAir starts Hyderabad-Malé direct flight

14 February 2021

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) on Thursday launched GoAir’s maiden direct flight service from Hyderabad to Malé in Maldives.

Amidst much fanfare, the first GoAir aircraft took off from Hyderabad at around 11.40 am and reached the Maldives Velana International Airport at 1.30 pm. Flights will operate between GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Malé four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Air-bubble arrangement between India, Russia to come into effect

14 February 2021

India and Russia have concluded an air-bubble arrangement and it will come into effect from Friday, the Russian Embassy said.

Under the pact between the two countries, special international passenger flights can be operated by their airlines into each other''s territories under restrictive conditions.

"We would like to inform that the Russian and Indian sides have concluded an air bubble arrangement coming in to effect on February 12, 2021," the Russian Embassy said in a statem...

Flydubai launches flights to Minsk

08 February 2021

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced the launch of flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The airline will operate three flights a week between Dubai International (DXB) and Minsk National Airport (MSQ) starting from 20 February 2021. flydubai will be the first Dubai-based carrier to offer direct flights on this route.

With the addition of Minsk, flydubai will grow its network to more than 70 destinations. The airline has been steadily increasing its operations and has recent...

Gulf Air Proudly Welcomes Its New 70th Anniversary Edition Airbus A321neolr

08 February 2021

Gulf Air, welcomed its new Airbus A321neoLR which landed in the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport at approximately 0640 local time on Friday 5th February 2021. The aircraft is designed with the special 70th anniversary Golden Falcon livery which showcases the airline’s iconic and vintage design from the last century with a revamped look. Following its delivery from the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Germany, the aircraft will operate long-haul European routes as well as a selecti...

Qatar Airways Looks Forward to Welcoming World Class Football Teams to Qatar for FIFA Club World Cup 2020

08 February 2021

Qatar Airways is proud to be the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup, hosted in Qatar for the second year running, where the clash of the world’s continental club champions will take place between 4 – 11 February 2021.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will be organised according to FIFA’s required safety guidelines to uphold the health and safety of all involved in the competition.

Emirates enhances smart contactless journey with touchless self check-in kiosks

08 February 2021

Emirates’ self-check-in and bag drop kiosks at Dubai International (DXB), which made its debut in September last year, have now gone touchless further enhancing the smart contactless journey for passengers travelling from Dubai.

The 32 self-service bag drop machines and 16 check-in kiosks can be controlled completely by personal mobile devices without touching the screens; providing a safe and convenient airport experience. The kiosks allow customers to check-in, receive their boarding ...

Emirates extends flight ban to South Africa again

08 February 2021

Emirates airline has extended the suspension of its passenger flights to South Africa till February 28, 2021.

The suspension was to have ended on February 12, after a previous announcement of extension. The extension is in line with recent "government directives that restrict the entry of travellers originating from South Africa, into the UAE"

Flydubai to resume flights to Colombo

08 February 2021

Flydubai has announced plans to resume flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a twice-weekly service.

Flights to Colombo start from February 17 as the authorities in Sri Lanka ease travel restrictions for international travel. The carrier will operate flights between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Colombo International Airport (CMB) with flights

GoAir launches first direct flight between Hyderabad and Male

08 February 2021

GoAir announced the launch of the first direct flight connecting Hyderabad to Male from February 11, 2021.

The airline will operate a direct service four times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - between Hyderabad and Male. While flight G8 1533 will depart from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 1130 hrs, and arrive at the Maldives' Velana International Airport at 1330 hrs (LT), on the return leg, flight G8 4033 will depart Male at 1430 hrs (LT) and arrive in ...

Vistara to fly between Delhi and Frankfurt from 18 February 2021

08 February 2021

Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, announced special, non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt from 18 February 2020. The airline will fly twice a week between the two cities, on Thursdays and Saturdays, as part of the ‘transport bubble’ formed between India and Germany.

The new route will be served by Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, offering world class service and hospitality in Business, Premium Ec...

Water salute for SalamAir flight at Salalah

31 January 2021

Salalah airport welcomed a SalamAir flight with a water salute on the occasion of their fourth anniversary on Saturday (30.1.2021)

A statement issued online by Oman Airports said, "We were delighted to welcome SalamAir with a water salute yesterday on the occasion of their fourth anniversary at Salalah Airport."

Malta and Salzburg are the latest destinations to join flydubai’s growing European network

31 January 2021

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions.

With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe including Belgrade, Bucharest, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Prague and Sofia.

Qatar Airways Expands Africa Network with Increase of Cape Town, Casablanca, Durban, Johannesburg, Maputo and Tunis Frequencies

31 January 2021

Qatar Airways continues to be the leading global carrier connecting Africa, operating one of the largest and most reliable networks in the region. Having become the largest international carrier during the early stages of the pandemic, the airline has applied its unrivalled knowledge of global passenger flows and booking trends to rebuild its Africa network to 23 destinations and more than 100 weekly flights.

In line with the airline’s steady rebuild of its Africa network, Qatar Airways...

British Airways to launch digital health passport

31 January 2021

British Airways has announced a new trial of the Verifly health passport app, allowing customers to verify Covid-19 test certificates before they leave home for their flights.

The trial begins on February 4 on all of the carrier’s transatlantic routes between London and the US (currently New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Washington, Houston and Seattle).

A second phase of the trial will follow “in the near future”, allowing customers to u...

Singapore Airlines To Begin Boeing 737 Flights In March

31 January 2021

Singapore Airlines will start operating its first 737 after over 40 years this Spring. The 737-800NG will enter service with the airline on March 4th, flying from Singapore to Phuket. This is a former SilkAir route, which means passengers will likely see an upgraded service experience on this less than two-hour flight.

The next route to receive the 737 will be Brunei, which is not a former SilkAir destination, and received a 777 before the pandemic. Notably, Singapore Airlines is alread...

Etihad Airways Trade News: Flights to the UK suspended

31 January 2021

All Etihad Airways flights to the UK are suspended from 29th January until further notice. This is in line with guidance from the UK government. Flights departing the UK are currently not impacted.

All guests scheduled to fly to the UK are advised not to travel to the airport. For the latest government information about travelling to and from the UK visit

Boeing commits to deliver commercial planes that fly on 100% sustainable fuels

31 January 2021

Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance commercial aviation's long-term sustainability, committing that its commercial airplanes will be capable and certified to fly with 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address climate change's urgent challenge.

According to the Air Transport Action Group, the US Department of Energy, and several other scientific studies,...

Qatar Airways Continues U.S. Network Expansion with Launch of Flights to Seattle on State-of-the-Art Boeing 777

31 January 2021

Qatar Airways marked Friday the introduction of flights to Seattle (SEA), US, allowing passengers travelling from the Pacific Northwest even more flexible travel options via the most connected and ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’, Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.

Seattle marks the airline’s 11th US gateway, surpassing the number of destinations it operated in the US pre-Covid-19. The four weekly flights will be operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 777 featuring ...

Gulf Air Operates First Commercial Flight From The New Bahrain International Airport Terminal

31 January 2021

Gulf Air, operated the very first commercial flight from the new Bahrain International Airport terminal which was GF2130 to Delhi on one of the newest Airbus A320neo aircraft at 1435 Bahrain time. The first incoming flight to the new terminal was also a Gulf Air flight that arrived from Lahore on flight GF765 at 1450 local time on the airline’s flagship aircraft the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Moreover, bidding farewell to the old terminal, Gulf Air operated the last flight from the old premises wh...

Qatar Airways Targets Becoming the First Airline in the Middle East to Trial the IATA Travel Pass COVID-19 ‘Digital Passport’ Mobile App

31 January 2021

Qatar Airways targets becoming the first airline in the Middle East to begin trialling the innovative new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), from March 2021. The trial will play an important role in the airline's vision to have a more contactless, secure and seamless travel experience for its passengers.

The first phase of trials of the ‘Digital Passport’ will be rolled out on the airline’s Doha to Ista...

Flydubai announces launching of double daily flights to Doha

24 January 2021

Flydubai, announced the resumption of flights to Qatar. A double daily service from Dubai International (DXB) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) will start from Jan.26.

Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said, "we see the flydubai network grow to 64 destinations. Flights to Doha will start from Jan.26 and to meet expected demand we are pleased to launch operations with a double daily service.

Flydubai’s passenger expe...

SalamAir to run 4 flights to Qatar

24 January 2021

SalamAir has announced 4 flights a week to Qatar during the month of January.

The airline said in a statement:"Fly to Doha 4 times a week during January with SalamAir

Oman Air to operate flights to Zanzibar, Dar Es Salam

24 January 2021

Oman Air will operate two weekly flights to Zanzibar and Dar Es Salam, starting from 4th February 2021.

The airline said in a statement, "Jetset onboard our state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner to Zanzibar and Dar Es Salam with 2 weekly flights starting February 4, 2021

Emirates first airlines to try out 'digital passport'

24 January 2021

Emirates Airlines has partnered up with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to try out the first-ever "digital passport", known as the IATA Travel Pass. The IATA Travel Pass will allow passengers to easily manage their travel documents or clearances digitally, aligning with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information.

The travel pass will be able to verify whether or not a passenger meets the required pre-travel Covid-19 test or vaccination req...

Emirates to resume flights to three Australian cities

24 January 2021

Emirates has said it will resume passenger flights to three Australian cities — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — from this week.

The flights were suspended temporarily following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Flights to Sydney will resume from January 25, to Melbourne from January 26, and to Brisbane from January 28. Passenger flights to Perth, as well as cargo operations to all Australian points, continue as scheduled.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Signs MoU with Bahrain’s Gulf Air

24 January 2021

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gulf Air, with the agreement aiming to build connectivity between the emirate and the kingdom.

Heralding a new phase of operations for RAK International Airport, which is quickly establishing itself as a major transport and logistics hub for the UAE, the MoU was signed in a virtual ceremony that brought together high-ranking executives from both organizations.

Turkish Airlines launches new hygiene programme

24 January 2021

Turkish Airlines has launched a new hygiene programme “TK Extra Care” which highlights new protective hygiene measures, in collaboration with the global carrier’s ambassador Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of the world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show.”

The announcement of the new animated in-flight video comes at a time when health and safety is a top consideration on travellers’ checklists. Inspired by the airline’s ongoing dedication to its passengers’ well-being, the three-minute vid...

Qatar Airways to Resume Atlanta Services and Increase Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle Frequencies

24 January 2021

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will add its 12th gateway in the U.S. with the resumption of four-weekly Atlanta flights starting 1 June. The carrier will also significantly increase frequencies adding an additional 13 weekly flights to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across its 12 gateways. Having become the largest international carrier during the early stages of the pandemic, the airline has applied its unrivalled knowledge of global passenger flows and booking trends to rebuild ...

Etihad Airways to recommence flights to Doha

24 January 2021

Effective 15 February 2021, Etihad Airways will recommence passenger flights from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Doha, Qatar, subject to the applicable government approvals. The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

“Adding a new destination to Etihad’s network during the COVID-19 pandemic is another step towards the gradual expansion of normal scheduled services to more cities across the airline’s global network.”

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Cairo in Egypt

24 January 2021

Qatar Airways resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local time and landed at its destination at 17:40 local time. The flight was operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Later this month, Qatar Airways will resume flights to Alexandria on Monday 25 January (QR1317 will depart from DOH at 15:15 and will land at HBE at 17:5...

Air Canada to Resume Boeing 737 MAX Commercial Operations February 1, 2021

24 January 2021

On January 18, Air Canada said that following the Transport Canada (TC) Airworthiness Directive and the lifting of the Notification to Aviators (NOTAM) that existed on January 20 for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the aircraft was not escorted by regulatory agencies around the world, and belonged to the carrier. independent assessment of the aircraft and operating procedures by specialized aviation safety and operations experts, it will resume commercial operations of the Boeing 737 MAX on February 1.

Qatar Airways and Iberia sign expanded codeshare agreement

24 January 2021

Qatar Airways signed an expanded codeshare agreement with Iberia. The agreement will enhance connectivity between the two airlines’ networks and will offer additional travel options to customers travelling between the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East via Hamad International Airport. Sales of the added destinations have commenced already with the additional codeshare flights .

Vistara Airlines Set To Launch Two Routes To Sharjah

24 January 2021

Vistara officially inaugurated its first route to Sharjah, flying from New Delhi. On January 24th, the airline will also begin operating its Mumbai-Sharjah route.

Notably, both routes will operate every day, even more than Vistara’s current flights to Dubai (which are four-times-weekly).

Oman Air adds flights to major destinations

17 January 2021

Oman Air announced that it is adding flights connecting Muscat with 25 cities including Doha, Dubai and London from early January 2021.

"Flights connecting Muscat and Doha will also increase from 2 to 4 per week. Flights connecting Muscat and Dubai will increase from 3 to 5 flights per week. Flights connecting Muscat and London will increase from 2 to 3 flights per week," the airline said in a statement. Additionally, flights will be added to and from Muscat to Mumbai, Cairo, Kochi, Del...

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Riyadh

17 January 2021

Qatar Airways resumed flights to Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a daily service. QR1164 from Hamad International Airport to King Khalid International Airport took off in Doha at 13:45 local time and landed safely at its destination at 15:10. The flight was operated by Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350-1000.

Etihad Airways awarded diamond status in the APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying audit

17 January 2021

Etihad Airways, has been awarded the Diamond status in the inaugural ‘APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying’ audit, for efforts in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation. The award aims to help re-build confidence in air travel by creating a global standard for health and safety measures. The judges took into consideration the implementation of COVID-prevention measures across the customer journey.

Emirates expands its operations in the Americas in line with increased passenger demand

17 January 2021

Emirates has announced it will resume non-stop services to Seattle (from 1st February), Dallas and San Francisco (from 2nd March), offering its customers seamless connectivity via Dubai to and from popular destinations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

The addition of these three destinations will take Emirates’ North American network to 10 destinations following the resumption of services to Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington DC.

Kids fly free to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

17 January 2021

Family holidays are back on! Two children fly for free with every adult ticket booked to Abu Dhabi, for travel until 30 September 2021.

Abu Dhabi is open to tourists without quarantine from Oman.

Book by 28 January for travel until 30 September 2021 through all booking channels.

Emirates stops flights to three major Australian cities

17 January 2021

Emirates has suspended flights to Australia’s three largest cities as the country further restricts international arrivals over fears of new virus strains.

The Dubai-based carrier was one of the last to maintain routes into and out of the country’s east coast throughout most of the pandemic but on Friday evening told travellers a handful of planned flights next week would be the last.

“Due to operational reasons, Emirates flights to/from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne will be s...

Air Arabia to resume Sharjah-Doha flights on January 18

17 January 2021

Air Arabia has announced the resumption of direct flights to Qatar, becoming the first UAE-based carrier to do so following the reopening of airspace and restoration of ties after three and a half years.

The airline will operate a daily flight between Sharjah and Doha from January 18, it said in a post. According to information available on the , flight G9134 is scheduled to depart Sharjah at 4.10pm (UAE time) and reach Doha at 4.10pm (Qatar time). Then, flight G9135 will leave Doha at ...

Bahrain International Airport prepares to transfer operations to new Passenger Terminal on 28 January

17 January 2021

Airport operations will be transferred to Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal on 28 January, BIA’s operator and managing body, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced. The transfer to the state-of-the-art facility is a major step towards achieving the Kingdom’s ambitious Economic Vision 2030 diversification and sustainability goals of developing its position as a financial, cultural, and aviation centre in the region.

The new terminal is one of the most importan...

Russia to resume flights to Vietnam, India, Finland, Qatar

17 January 2021

Russia is set to resume flights to Vietnam, India, Finland, and Qatar on January 27 with several flights per week, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center said on January 16.

The centre noted that after discussing and taking into consideration the epidemiological situation in certain countries, it decided to resume international flights on the basis of the reciprocity principle, starting on January 27, with Vietnam (Moscow-Hanoi, twice a week), India (Moscow-New Delhi, twice a week),...

IndiGo to start Delhi to Leh flight services

17 January 2021

IndiGo has added Leh to its network and will start its daily Delhi-Leh flights with effect from February 22. In a statement, the airline said that bookings were now open for the route.

Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, IndiGo, said: "We are pleased to begin expansion of our domestic network beyond the pre-covid levels. This will also be our first destination amongst the seven regional stations we announced recently. We are working towards enhancing regional connectivity,...

SpiceJet adds five new Indian destinations to RAK operations

17 January 2021

SpiceJet has extended its operations to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) adding more destinations such as Mumbai, Cochin, Amritsar, Lucknow and Jaipur.

The increased number of services from Indira Gandhi International Airport comes just two months after the airline established its debut service to Delhi from RAK Airport.

With this move, UAE residents and tourists seeking greater choice for their journeys to India now have more options to select this year, s...

Air India Express starts robotic tech to clean, disinfect aircraft interiors

17 January 2021

In a first for India, Air India Express has started robotic technology to clean and disinfect aircraft interiors at Delhi airport. The carrier has tied up with ground handling agency AISATS to launch the technology in India. Air India Express is a wholly owned subsidiary of national carrier Air India. "Air India Express becomes India’s first airline to introduce robotic technology to disinfect and clean aircraft interiors. A UV Robotic device fitted with UV Disinfection Lamping system was engage...

Air India launches direct non-stop Chicago-Hyderabad service

17 January 2021

Air India has introduced the first-ever non-stop services between Hyderabad and Chicago. Coming close on the heels of the launch of the non-stop Bengaluru-San Francisco service, this flight is set to fulfil a long-standing demand for a direct air-link between the two major cities.

Flight AI 108 from Chicago to Hyderabad will operate on Wednesdays. The first flight left Chicago on time at 2130 hrs on January 13, and will arrive at Hyderabad at 0040 hrs (LT) on January 15. The return flig...