The ban on International flights has been extended till 30 September, DGCA, the aviation statutory body said on Sunday.
“However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Aviation stated.
International planes have been put on hold in India since March 23, 2020, due to the pandemic. Special international flights have been allowed to operate under the Vande Bharat Mission.
DGCA asserted that,”Dedicated cargo flights, flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with select countries will continue to operate.”
An air bubble pact between two countries allows distinctive international flights to operate between their province.
India has air bubble pacts with approximately 25 countries including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France.
The restrictions thus will not be applicable to cargo flights approved by DGCA. Specific flights on selected routes might also be permissible.
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