International flight ban extended till February 28
New Delhi : The ban on operations of international passenger flights from India will continue till February 28, said DGCA in a notification today. The restrictions will not apply on international cargo flights.
The international flight ban was announced in June last year to restrict transmission of coronavirus. Over the months, the Centre has eased some of the lockdown restriction and operated international flights via air bubble.
Air bubble is an agreement signed between India and some of the nations to operate international passenger flights with terms and conditions.
The DGCA circular mentioned that the flights may start normal operations to some of the countries based upon cases to cases in the nations.
The centre had allowed domestic flight operations last year.
"2,73,845 passengers on 2,179 flights yesterday is a new high since domestic flights resumed on 25 May 2020. This takes us even closer to the pre-COVID numbers. Flying has emerged as the chosen mode of transport which offers efficiency, safety and predictability," Union Minister Hardeep Puri tweeted earlier this month.