International flights will be closed from 95 days / International air travel will be closed till July 15, the first aviation minister had said to start by June-July.
Indians trapped abroad are being brought back under the Vande Bharat mission. In its third phase, more than 1.82 lakh people have returned.
- International cargo flights and those special flights will continue, DGCA has given permission
- International flights have been banned from 22 March, domestic flights have been started from 25 May
The ban on international flights will continue until July 15. DGCA gave information about the suspension of international air travel on Friday. Earlier, the Civil Aviation Minister had said that international flights could be started from June-July.
According to the DGCA order, the decision will not affect international cargo flights and special flights. Domestic flights have been started in the country from 25 May. Detail guidelines were also released for this on 21 May.
International Flights from around 20 Airports
About 20 airports in the country get international flights. These airports can reach 80 cities from 55 countries. Many countries of the world are vulnerable to Corona. In such a situation it is necessary to continue the ban on international flights. According to Statista, around 7 crore people traveled on international flights in India in 2019.
More than 1.82 lakh Indians returned in the Third Phase of the Vande Bharat Mission
The government is bringing back the stranded Indians abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission. Now the third phase of this mission is going on in the country. In the third phase started on 11 June, 1 lakh 82 thousand 313 passengers have been brought back till 24 June. 1441 flights were operated for this.
Aviation minister had also said to start flights
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri answered the questions in a Facebook Live session on 23 May. He had said that before August-September we can start international flight services. However, he later said that airport authorities and airlines are fully prepared for international flights. We can also start these in June-July.