- International Flights ban are extended to August 31.
- Due to the increasing the third wave of COVID-19.
- Intrnational all-cargo activities and fights explicitly approved by DGCA.
DGCA BAN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has additionally extended the restriction on International flights. According to the prior declaration, the restriction on International Commercial Flights to and from India was finishing on July 31. The boycott has now been extended till August 31.
The choice comes amid the danger of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of a third wave virus infection in many countries.
The DGCA in its most recently said that the boycott will stay in force till 2359 hrs of Indian Standard Time (IST) of August 31, 2021. But, this won’t make a difference to cargo flights and those approved by the administrative body.
The DGCA circular states, “This limitation will not matter to International all-cargo activities and flights explicitly approved by DGCA. But, International scheduled flights might be allowed on a select route dependent upon the situation by the complete authority. Can.”
In a press interview, IATA Director General Willie Walsh asked that the Indian government reconsider its choice to boycott scheduled International flights and said statements have improved. Addressing the media, Walsh said the choice was in power for last year when the circumstance was terrible, but with all guidelines and with safety being fundamental for airlines, the centre should allow the scheduled of International Flights.