No international passenger flights till April 14 midnight: DGCA


NEW DELHI: International schedule flights will remain suspended till 0000 hours of April 15. The previous week-long suspension from March 22-29 for international flights has been extended following the 21-day lockdown announced by India to prevent the spread of the Wuhan-origin coronavirus.
“All schedule international commercial passenger services shall remain closed till 1830 GMT of April 14, 2020, (meaning the midnight of April 14-15 in Indian time). However, this restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation,” said a DGCA circular issued Thursday evening.

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Similarly, the suspension on schedule commercial passenger domestic flights — initially supposed to be till the month-end — is also going to remain during the 21-day lockdown period that ends on April 14.
“We really hope the lockdown is able to prevent spread of coronavirus in India and there is no need to extend the same,” said a senior official.

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