Intl flights to remain suspended

NEW DELHI, Dec 9: India will keep scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31 next year, aviation regulator DGCA said today.
Amid rising concerns over the Coronavirus variant Omicron, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had on December 1 decided not to resume scheduled international flights from December 15, less than a week after announcing that it would restart the services.
The DGCA issued a circular today, saying, “The competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to and from India till 2359 hours of January 31, 2022.”
This suspension won’t apply to international all cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA, it mentioned.
“International scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis,” the regulator added.
In another tweet, it clarified that all international flights under the existing bubble agreements shall continue to operate till January 31. (PTI)