The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced that the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30.
The Indian Aviation Regulator said, “However, these flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.”
Due to COVID-19, these flights have been suspended in India since March 23
However, under the Vande Bharat Mission, special international flights have been operating since May.
Additionally, under the bilateral air bubble arrangements with certain countries, international flights have been operating since July. India has formed air bubble arrangements with 18 countries. This includes the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under this arrangement, special international flights can be operated by airlines between their territories.
The DGCA circular also mentioned that the suspension does not affect the operations specifically approved by it. This includes international all-cargo services and flights.
On May 25, after a gap of two months, scheduled domestic passenger flights resumed in India.