India Extends Ban On Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Flights Until Nov 30


Guwahati: In the latest development, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced on Friday that the ban on scheduled international commercial passenger flights taking off to and from India was extended till November 30. In an official circular, the Central body, however, assured that international flights would be allowed only on a few selected routes on a case-to-case basis.

This new announcement comes as an extension to the previous one as the ban was supposed to end on October 31.

In the notification, the Directorate General of Central Aviation (DGCA), however, said: “This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.”

It also said that scheduled international flights might be allowed on selected routes on a case to case basis.

The Central government had banned the operation of international flights on March 23 last year to contain and control the spread of Covid-19.