Centre extends ban on international commercial flights till September 30
Lately the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that " international cargo flights and those approved by the regulator will continue to operate but International commercial flights will remain suspended till September 30 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic".
The DGCA also stated that scheduled international flights might be allowed on selected routes on a case-to-case basis.
Since March 23, 2020, Commercial international flights have remained suspended to check the spread of the Covid-19 infection.
The restrictions were later eased for certain countries with which India has had an air bubble arrangement during the past year. The air bubble pact between the two countries allows the operation of special international flights by the national carrier between their territories.
India was considering lifting the restrictions on international commercial flights on August 31. However, the ban was extended as a threat of a third wave of infections looms large.
More updates awaited
The hindustan times
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