Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the flight suspension is now extended till November 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Although, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” Said the Indian aviation regulator in a circular.
However, under the Vande Bharat Mission, special international flights have been operating since May.
Under the Vande Bharat Mission, the bilateral ‘air bubble’ arrangement is made with selected countries which started operation in July.
So far, India could manage to form the air bubble pacts with over 18 countries which includes names like the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.
Special international flights can be operated by their airlines between two countries’ territories, as part of this arrangement.
This suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it as mentioned by DGCA in the circular.
While international flights relaxation taking time, the scheduled domestic passenger flights have already resumed in the country from May 25 after two months of suspension.
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