International industrial passenger flights to and from India to stay suspended until July 15

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The scheduled worldwide industrial passenger flights to and from India will stay suspended until July 15, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated on Friday, amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

In an official assertion, the DGCA stated, “In continuation of the circular dated 30.05.2020 on the subject cited above, the competent authority has decided that Scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India shall remain suspended till 2359 hrs IST of 15th July 2020.”

However, this restriction won’t apply to worldwide all-cargo operations and flights particularly authorised by the DGCA. 

“The international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis,” additional learn the assertion.

On June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had stated that the worldwide flight operations will begin solely after different nations open their air area or borders.

Puri had stated, “Any suggestion that international traffic has opened up and we are the only one not to open up, needs reality check. The exact time when we will resume international flight depends on the other countries to be open to receive flights. In absence of a decision on resumption of international civil aviation we are left with no option but to continue what I call evacuation and repatriation flights under managed and controlled conditions.”