New Delhi, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA today said that suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till 30th June in view of COVID-19 pandemic. In a circular, the aviation regulator said, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis. DGCA said, the suspension does not affect international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.
Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since 23rd March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May last year. Special international flights have also been operating under bilateral air bubble arrangements with selected countries since July last year. India has formed air bubble pacts with around 27 countries.