No for­eign flights till July 31: DGCA

The Asian Age - - Front Page - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

New Delhi: While ex­tend­ing the sus­pen­sion of sched­uled in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers to the coun­try till July 31 in view of coro­n­avirus, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion on Fri­day said that some in­ter­na­tional sched­uled ser­vices on se­lected routes may be per­mit­ted on a case to case ba­sis.

While ex­tend­ing the sus­pen­sion of sched­uled in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers to the coun­try till July 31 in view of global novel coro­n­avirus pan­demic, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion on Fri­day said that some in­ter­na­tional sched­uled ser­vices on se­lected routes may be per­mit­ted on a case to case ba­sis.

This comes days af­ter Union Civil Avi­a­tion Min­is­ter Hardeep Singh Puri had said the gov­ern­ment will start think­ing on the re­sump­tion of sched­uled in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger flights in midJuly when it ex­pects the do­mes­tic air traf­fic to reach 50-55 per cent of the lev­els be­fore the Covid-19 out­break. As on date it is 45 per cent.

The sched­uled in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger flights to and fro In­dia re­main sus­pended since March 23 due to the Covid-19 sit­u­a­tion.

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