NEW DELHI, Jul 31: The DGCA of India extended the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country till August 31. However, this restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.
The DGCA said in its statement “The government has decided to extend the suspension on the scheduled international commercial passenger services to/ from India up to 23:59 hours IST of 31st August,”
Earlier after it was suspended till July 15, the ban on international flights was extended until July 31. However domestic passenger flight services resumed in the country from May 25, two months after the announcement of the lockdown and suspension of all scheduled commercial passenger flights in India.
According to senior government officials, the ban was extended as it would take some more time for India to prepare before it can resume scheduled international operations.