International Flights: As India sees further ‘unlocking’, full-fledged reopening of international flights is still awaited. Speaking on the matter, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today told news agency ANI that the full-fledged resumption of international flight operations will depend on Coronavirus situation all over the world and that it can take some time given how tense the COVID situation currently is across the world. Also Read - Coronavirus: DGCA Modifies Order To Suspend International Flights Till January 31
“Some international air operations have started already. Passengers are allowed to go from and come to India. It depends on the bubble arrangement we have with countries like UK, US, France,” DGCA chief Arun Kumar said. Also Read - New Coronavirus Strain: India Suspends All Flights From UK Till Dec 31, Govt Says No Need to Panic | Key Points
Earlier, aviation regulator DGCA had extended the ban on scheduled international flights to and from the country till August 31 amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The suspension of scheduled international commercial services was till July 31. In the wake of the pandemic, overseas flights were suspended in late March, while cargo flights and those approved by the DGCA have been permitted to operate. Also Read - When Will Regular International Flights Start Operation in India? Here’s What Govt Plans to do
In a statement, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had said the government has decided to “extend the suspension on the Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Services to/from India up to 2359 hours IST of 31st August”.