On Friday, 30 July 2021, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asserted that the suspension of scheduled International Passenger flights has been extended till August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, the DGCA stated that the international scheduled flights are permitted on chosen routes by the qualified authority on a selected basis.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in India since March 23, 2020. However, the limited international passenger flights have been running under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) since May 2020; under mutual air bubble agreements with chosen countries.
For the people who are not aware, India has created air bubble arrangements with 24 countries including the UAE, France, the US, the UK, Kenya, and France.
Further, the DGCA declared that the operation of the international all-cargo services will not be hindered by the suspension of passenger flights, primarily flights that have been specifically approved for it.
As for domestic news, India resumed domestic flights in May 2021.