Suspension of Scheduled International Passenger Flights Extended Till September 30

The suspension of scheduled worldwide passenger flights because of the coronavirus outbreak has been prolonged until September 30, aviation regulator DGCA mentioned 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 worldwide passenger companies have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But particular worldwide flights have been working below the Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020 and below bilateral “air bubble” preparations with chosen international locations since July 2020. India has fashioned air-bubble pacts with round 28 international locations, together with the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an air-bubble pact between two international locations, particular worldwide flights could be operated by their airways between their territories.

The round issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) additionally mentioned the suspension doesn’t have an effect on the operations of worldwide all-cargo companies and flights particularly authorized by it.

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