Scheduled international passenger flights’ suspension extended till Feb 28


The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator said on Thursday.


“However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added.



Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the pandemic. But special have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with selected countries since July.


India has formed air bubble pacts with around 24 countries including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special can be operated by their airlines between their territories.


The circular also said that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.

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