India’s Civil Aviation Authority announced on April 30th local time that it would extend the ban on international commercial flights in the country until May 31st. The ban on international flights has been extended to April 30.
India’s Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement issued on the 30th, the government decided to continue to extend the ban on all international commercial flights to India until May 31 at 23:59. The ban does not include international cargo flights and chartered charter services.
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak, the Indian government announced on March 23 last year that it was suspending all passenger flights in and out of India. Since then, with the gradual lifting of the national blockade, India’s airports reopened on May 25 last year, domestic passenger flight services returned to normal. However, international passenger flight services remain suspended and the Indian government only approves scheduled flights on specific routes on a case-by-case basis.