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DGCA extends ban on international business flights till 31 Aug; cargo flights approved

Novel Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the nation has been prolonged till 31 August amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The suspension of scheduled international business companies modified into till 31 July. Within the wake of the pandemic, distant places flights were suspended in leisurely March, while cargo flights and these approved by the DGCA were approved to operate.

In a press free up, the Directorate Total of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the manager has made up our minds to “extend the suspension on the Scheduled Global Industrial Passenger Services to/from India up to 2359 hours IST of 31st August”.

However, this restriction wouldn’t appropriate for international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.

All the procedure in which thru the suspension duration, more than 2,500 repatriation flights by foreign carriers to uplift stranded passengers to/ from India were approved, the assertion said.

Below the Vande Bharat Mission, Air India and Air India Reveal have uplifted 2,67,436 stranded passengers, and diversified charters have uplifted 4,86,811 stranded passengers at some level of Would possibly per chance per chance 6 to July 30 duration, it added.

As fragment of allowing tiresome movement of passenger traffic amid the pandemic scenario, ‘Transport Bubble’ agreements were signed with the US, France, and Germany.

“No longer too prolonged ago, ‘Transport Bubble’ settlement has also been signed with Kuwait to uplift stranded passenger each and each to/ from India. Extra the same arrangements are inclined to fructify and ease passenger actions from diversified international locations,” the assertion said.

Such bilateral agreements allow operation of flights between the two international locations subject to a spot of regulations.

Global flight companies to and from India live suspended since March 23 attributable to the pandemic.

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