Ban on international flights: Day after MHA announced extension of Unlock 5 guidelines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday extended the suspension of international flights till November 30.
Earlier in September, the ban on international flights to and from India was extended till October 31 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Now, the ban has been extended till November 30.
It may be recalled that the ban will not apply to international all-cargo and international scheduled flights approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The DGCA in its order stated that “On partial modification of circular dates 26 June 2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject ‘Travel and Visa restrictions related to Covid-19’ regarding scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till 23:59 hours IST of 30th November 2020”.
It is pertinent to mention that the DGCA, last year for the winter schedule, approved 23,307 weekly domestic flights.
The aviation regulator had stated it had approved 6,006 weekly domestic flights of IndiGo for this year’s winter schedule. SpiceJet and GoAir got 1,957 and 1,203 weekly domestic flights, respectively.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday stated that the Unlock 5 guidelines would remain in force till November 30.