-:Sri Aruna K:-
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till October 31. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” they added. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, since March 23 the scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral “air bubble” arrangements with selected countries since July. India has formed air bubble pacts with 15 countries – including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories.The DGCA circular also said that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.