New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), extended the suspension of international commercial flights till November 30, 2020, even as COVID-19 cases have seen a re-surge in Europe.
However, the DGCA stated that the above restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specially approved by it.
Also, the aviation regulator stated that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the "competent authority" on case to case basis.
While domestic flights resumed on May 25, the government has kept a check on international operations.
India has put in place air travel bubble arrangement with 18 countries. Under these, airlines from each of the countries are allowed to operate a specific number of flights to India every week.
Similarly, Indian airlines have the right to operate to cities in these 18 countries.