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New Delhi international passenger service expected to resume July 31

INTERNATIONAL commercial air passenger services will remain suspended until July 31 in New Delhi, according to India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

15 July 2020 - 19:00

INTERNATIONAL commercial air passenger services will remain suspended until July 31 in New Delhi, according to India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

'These restrictions shall not apply to international all-cargo operations, and flights specifically approved by the DGCA,' said the official circular.



The previous extension lasted until July 15 but was recently increased to July 31 by the DGCA.



'However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case to case basis,' said the DGCA.



The incidents began in March when India suspended all flight operations on March 25 to contain the spread of Covid-19. Domestic flights began again on May 25 with a limited capacity.



The government has plans to resume international commercial flights in phases, but didn't mention an exact timeline.



According to the ministry of civil aviation, the government also plans to open international commercial flights to specific countries. Countries included in the arrangement include the US, France, German and the UK.



Currently, only certain international flights, including repatriation flights, all-cargo flights, and ones approved by the aviation regulator, are allowed to operate to and from the country.



However, the ongoing pandemic can shift what's allowed and not allowed in international air services. Time will tell what's going to happen.


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