India extends suspension of scheduled international flights

The suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India has been extended till January 31, 2022, the Director-General of Civil Aviation announced on December 9.

The ban on scheduled international flights will be in place till 11:59 pm on January 31.

This suspension will not be applicable to any international all-cargo operation and flight specifically approved by the DGCA.

A circular issued by the civil aviation regulator read: “In partial modification of circular dated 26-11-2021, the competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of January 31, 2022. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.”

The DGCA further clarified that some international scheduled flights may be allowed on select routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis


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