Scheduled international passenger flights suspension extended till September 30
The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights because of the coronavirus outbreak has been extended till September 30, aviation regulator DGCA said on Sunday.
“However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” it added.
Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020 and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with select countries since July 2020. India has formed air-bubble pacts with around 28 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.
The circular issued by the directorate general of civil aviation also said the suspension does not affect the operations of international all-cargo services and flights specifically approved by it.