The suspension of flight for the international passengers is extended till 30th of November

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Wednesday.

 

“However, the international scheduled flights could also be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Indian aviation regulator said during a circular.

 

The scheduled international passenger services are suspended in India since March 23 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But special international flights are operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under the bilateral ‘air bubble’ arrangements with selected countries since July.

 

India has formed bubble pacts with around 18 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an bubble pact between two countries, special international flights are often operated by their airlines between their territories.

 

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) circular also mentioned that the suspension doesn’t affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it. —With PTI

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