India bans international flights till July 31, Will allow some planes on select routes (Read Govt Circular) – UKMALAYALEE

India bans international flights till July 31, Will allow some planes on select routes (Read Govt Circular)

Friday 3 July 2020 12:35 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI July 3: The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued a revised circular and extended the ban on all international commercial flights to and from India till July 31.

Meanwhile, the government will continue to conduct Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians abroad, a circular issued by the Indian government said.

“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of 31st July, 2020,” the DGCA stated in its circular.

The aviation regulator, however, also clarified that some scheduled international flights may be allowed on a “case to case” basis on select routes. Meanwhile, all international cargo operations and DGCA-approved flights will continue as per normal schedule.

The central government had already mentioned in its guidelines for Unlock 2 that international flights will resume after July 15 only on case to case basis.

The demand for international flights has been increasingly escalating as many Indians stuck in parts of the world have been trying to return to their families in India.

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