DGCA extends ban on scheduled international commercial flights till October 31

Air India flight taking off
Even as the Covid-19 situation has improved in India, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights till October 31.
A notice issued by the DGCA stated that the restrictions shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.
"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 October 31, 2021. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA," the notice read.
The notice also stated that the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.
In August, the DGCA had extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights till September 30.

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