DGCA says suspension of international passenger flights extended till 15 July, may allow operation on case-by-case basis

Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in India on 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Press Trust of India June 26, 2020 23:57:47 IST
DGCA says suspension of international passenger flights extended till 15 July, may allow operation on case-by-case basis

The aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday it is extending the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till 15 July but added that some international scheduled services on selected routes may be permitted on a case to case basis.

Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in India on 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The competent authority has decided that scheduled international commercial passenger services to or from India shall remain suspended till 2359 hrs IST of July 15, 2020," said the DGCA circular.

"However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case to case basis," said the circular by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Air India and other private domestic airlines have been operating unscheduled international repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission, which was started on 6 May by the Centre.

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