The government on Monday extended the suspension of international passenger flights till September 30, said Indian aviation regulator DGCA.
“However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” added the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Commenting on passenger movement practices during Unlock 4.0, The MHA, in a statement said, “Movement by passenger trains, domestic passenger air travel, a movement of a person on Vande Bharat and Air Transport Bubble flights and sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per the SOPs issued,”
The government have organised special international flights, that have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May. They have been functioning under bilateral air bubble arrangements with other countries since July.
Clearing all doubts, the DGCA confirmed that if a passenger has already booked his/her/their tickets for flights that are being flown under the government’s air bubble arrangements under the Vande Bharat Mission, those flights will not be cancelled.
The DGCA has also allowed international flights on selected routes such as to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives, etc. as per case.
This suspension does not alter the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights that have been approved by the DGCA.