Due to the increasing impact of the Covid-19, the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extended the suspension of the international passenger flights till December 31.
“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 DGCA said in the circular.
The suspension does not apply to cargo operations and flights specially approved by the DGCA , said an official circular.
The international flights may be allowed to operate on selected routes only by the competent authority on case-to-case basis.
The suspension of regular flights during the pandemic that began in May was to expire on November 30. The special flights under the Vande Bharat Mission are still operating overseas.