International flights to remain suspended in India till August 31

Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of booked international trips to and from the nation has been extended out till August 31.

Earlier, abroad flights were suspended till July 31.

“The government has chosen to broaden the suspension on the planned worldwide business traveler administrations to/from India as long as 2359 hours IST of 31st August,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in articulation.

This limitation won’t matter to universal all-cargo operations and flights explicitly approved by the DGCA.

Earlier this month, in the wake of a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the civil aviation ministry had extended the ban on international flights till July 31. Prior to that, the earlier order had said the ban would be in place till July 15. The ban on international flights was extended even as capacity on domestic routes has been hiked to 45% from the earlier 33%.

Due to the COVID situation several countries are reluctant to open their borders and  allow commercial flights at this point of time.

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