The Directorate General of Civil Aviation that is DGCA has extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights service till 31st December 2090. But the Vande Bharat Mission and Scheduled flights of the travel Bubbles will continue to travel countries like US, UK Germany and France for people eligible as per government norms. The restrictions will not apply on any international all-cargo operations and flights.
“In partial modification of circular dated 26.6.2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the subject cited above regarding scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hours (IST) of December 31, 2020,”the circular issued by The Directorate General of Civil Aviation read.
What us an air bubble?
Air Bubbles are temporary arrangement among two countries that aim to restart commercial passenger services when regular international flights were suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic..Airlines from both countries enjoy similar benefits hence,they are reciprocal in nature Countries like Afghanistan,Bahrain,Canada,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Ethiopia,France,Germany etc are are in an air bubble with India.
The aviation regulatory authority has clarified that some international flights may be allowed on selected routes on “case to case basis” by the competent authorities.
Due to the global pandemic all scheduled international flights had been suspended back in March,in India since then only the Vande Bharat flights were operating and had formed bubbles with more than 20 countries.The suspension was going to expire on November 30th but has now been extended.
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