Air India scheduled flight came across an unexpected return to India with no passengers. The flight from Sydney to Delhi had one of its crew members Covid-19 positive On-Arrival test. Air India was not allowed to carry passengers from Australia. The country has banned all flights from Indian borders.

Air India Crew members

The Air India flight A1302 was all set to return, but an inverse in the situation occurred. At departure from Delhi to Sydney, crew staff conducted a PCR test and were clear for flying. Later, on-arrival test, one of the crew members was tested positive for Covid-19.

The Australian authorities took immediate action. The passengers were prohibited from traveling on flight A1302. The infected crew member has been quarantined following Australian rules.

The arrival of Air India as a Ferry Flight

For safety reasons, Air India chose to fly as a ferry flight. Along with cargo, the flight carried Medical items as well. Due to the ongoing spike of Covid-19 medical items are required in India. Air India flight A1302 returned to Delhi on the same Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This was the last flight that commenced operations between India and Australia.

Air India- a nonstop carrier to Australia

The flag carrier airline, Air India, is serving 102 domestic and international destinations. Air India flies once a week to Australia and the only nonstop between the two countries. The carrier had to go through an unexpected occasion in Australia.

Australia imposed a Ban on the Indian Flight network

The Covid-19 outbreak in India is increasing rapidly. There is a huge number of infected people. Sparsely populated Australia is very strict with its flying rules. Subsequently, the country has banned all travel to and from India till May 15. Apart from Australia, Many other countries have also practiced a ban on Indian flights. India is in a plight and struggling to save human lives.

Source: Simpleflying, Featured Image: Aiel

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