DGCA extends ban on intl commercial flights till Oct 31
New Delhi: The Directorate General of Central Aviation (DGCA) has decided to extend the ban on scheduled international commercial flights till October 31, considering the Covid-19 scenario.
The DGCA, however, said: “This restriction excludes international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the regulator.”
Scheduled international flights may be allowed on selected routes on a case to case basis.
The Central government had banned the operation of international flights on March 23 last year to contain and control the spread of Covid-19.
Flight restrictions were eased under air bubble arrangements with certain countries. India has air bubble pacts with about 25 countries.
The country has been operating Vande Bharat flights to many countries over the last one year.