International flights cancelled till Dec 31, Check out DGCA’s order

In view of the coronavirus pandemic DGCA Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday issued a fresh circular in which they extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights till December 31. Global cargo flights and those with special approval from the DGCA will be allowed to operate, according to the new circular.

What DGCA New Circular says?

  • All commercial flight operations to and from India will remain suspended until the further order.
  • The aviation regulator further clarified that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes.
  • ‘Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19’, said, “In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs 1ST of 31St December, 2020.”
  • This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
  • The Thursday order is an extension of the DGCA’s October order that had put the ban on the commercial flight operations in India.
  • Scheduled international flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international passenger flights can be operated by their airlines into each other’s territories.

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