INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BAN: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till December 31.
NEW DELHI: The suspension of all scheduled international commercial passenger flights has been extended till the end of December 2020.
The decision of international flight ban has been made in the wake of a spike in coronavirus cases.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a circular dated November 26 said all scheduled international commercial passenger flights flying to and from India will remain suspended till December 31.
The suspension comes at a time when India’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 92.66 lacs.
The restrictions, however, will not apply on international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), an official circular said.
The DGCA had earlier suspended scheduled international passenger flights till November 30.
India has formed air bubble pacts with around 20 countries, including the US and the UK. Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories.