India on Thursday extended the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till February 28.
In a circular issued by Director of Regulations & Information for Director General of Civil Aviation, Neeraj Kumar, a copy of which lies with news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) reads that this restriction shall not apply to international air-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.
“In partial modification of circular dated 26-11-2021, the competent authority has decided to extend the suspension of Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of 28″ February, 2022. This restriction shall not apply to international air-cargo operations and flight specifically approved by DGCA,” it said.
“However, flights under air bubble arrangement will not be affected. Please acknowledge the receipt and ensure strict compliance,” it said.
India had suspended scheduled international passenger services since March 23 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The DGCA said that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it. (KDC)