The Director-General of Civil Aviation issued a statement that prohibits all the scheduled domestic and international passenger flights from and within India, until May 32nd.
With the end of the Lockdown 3.0, the Government has issued certain changes in the way India will approach the travel restrictions for the Lockdown 4.0.
This circular also prevents scheduled international passenger flights to operate to and fro India until 23:59 hours of May 31st. Air India recently issued a statement saying no announcement on the resumption of flights will be made until further notice from the government.
— Air India (@airindiain) May 17, 2020
However, international cargo and special operation flights (air ambulance and essentials) approved by DGCA will not come under this mandate. The government has allowed Air India to continue it’s repatriation flights along with other medical and security services.
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This order, however, doesn’t come as good news to the aviation industry that has been grounded since March 21st, CNBC reports. Massive losses have already been injured in the airline industry with numbers reportedly amounting to Rs. 90 crores daily, owing to lockdown.
(Cover Image courtesy of Air India via Twitter)