International Flights Suspended: In view of the ongoing Corona pandemic, the suspension of international passenger flights has been extended till 31 July. The Director-General of Civil Aviation has announced that only a few aircraft have been allowed to fly on some selected routes. Let us tell you for curbing the spread of the virus and restricting people from spreading it overseas, the Indian Government has postponed the International Passenger Service Schedule from 23 March 2020.
However, India started its international flights in May 2020 as Vande Bharat Mission and then in July 2020 as Air Bubble Arrangement. Through this, the government helped the Indian residents stranded in the countries to safely come back to India. These included 24 countries, including the US, UK, UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under the Air Bubble Agreement, special aircraft are operated between two countries.
In the circular issued by the DGCA, it has been said that the order of suspension will not be applicable to international cargo aircraft and any aircraft-related thereto.
Let us tell you that in a statement issued by the Government of India, it was said that till March 21, 2021, more than 67.5 million people were stranded in other countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic.