India extends ban on scheduled international flights till Nov 30

India’s Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday extended the suspension on scheduled international passenger flights till 30 November 2021.

However, the restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations or flights specifically approved by the DGCA, according to the circular.

In addition, the competent authority may allow international scheduled flights on selected routes on a case-by-case basis, according to the Indian regulatory body.

“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further 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 October 2021. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA,” the circular said.


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