The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban till September 30 from August 31 on international scheduled commercial passenger flights to and from India.
“In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, 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 hrs IST of September 30, 2021,” the DGCA circular said.
International scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis, DGCA said in a circular.
The aviation industry has been through the worse amid this pandemic with various aviation authorities extending the ban several times from the initial ban on March 23 which suspended all international passenger flights in India.
Meanwhile, the ban doesn’t apply to international all-cargo operations and certain flights specifically approved by DGCA.