Sumary of India Extends Ban On International Commercial Flights Till September 30:
- India has extended the Covid-induced suspension on scheduled international passenger flights till September 30, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday said.
- The aviation regulator added that international scheduled flights on selected routes might be allowed on a case-to-case basis by the competent authority.
- India suspended scheduled international flights on March 23, 2020, amid a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country at the start of the pandemic.
- However, India has been operating special international flights under its Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020. India has also agreed bilateral ‘air bubble’ arrangements with several countries since July 2020, allowing flight services to resume with these countries.
- Under the arrangement, airlines can operate special international flights between the two territories.