Suspension of International passenger flights extended till July 31
Suspension of scheduled passenger flights extended till July 31. However There are some exceptions made by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). DGCA will allow certain flights on case to case basis. Especially on selected routes.
Scheduled international passenger flights suspended in India since 23rd march 2020. But later special international flights operated under Vandebharat mission from May, 2020. Bringing all Indians to home from other covid affected countries. Under this arrangement India formed air bubble with 24 countries including US, UK , UAE, Kenya and France. However there is a conspiracy that these vandebharat flights brining stranded Indians to India , caused the spread of virus in India, This lead to mismanagement of covid 2nd wave. Moreover many flights also operated from India to these countries to send the stranded foreigners to their respective countries. But these out going flights were not a big concern as there was not much of covid cases by then in India. The DGCA gave permission to some airlines to send foreigners. Of course at their own expenses. These air bubbles formed based on the mutual agreements by the respective countries.
But the cargo flights remain operational without any interruption as per DGCA.