New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday that the ban on international Passenger Flights was extended until 30 June to prevent the spread of Corona Virus infection. is. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said, “However, the competent authorities may allow international flights on selected routes, taking into consideration every issue.”
International flights were suspended from 23 March 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic in India but special international aircraft were flying under the bilateral “air bubble” arrangement between the Vande Bharat Abhiyan from May 2020 and selected countries from July 2020. India has entered into air bubble agreements with 27 countries including the US, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under this agreement between two countries, special international aircraft can fly between their regions.
The DGCA’s Friday circular also states that this suspension will not affect international cargo operations and flights approved by it. The decision to increase the suspension on international passenger aircraft has come in the wake of India’s second wave of corona virus.