In view of the coronavirus situation in India, the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.
However, the scheduled international flights may be allowed on select routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis, the DGCA added.
The scheduled international passenger flights in India have been suspended since March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, the special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May 2020. Also, some of the flights have been operating under bilateral "air bubble" arrangements with select countries since July 2020.
Reportedly, India formed air bubble pacts with over 24 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan, and France.
As per the air bubble pact between the two countries, special international flights can operate by the airlines between their territories.
The DGCA stated that the suspension did not affected the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights approved by it specifically.