Ban On International Passenger Flights Extended Till Feb 28: DGCA

Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday said that the ban on international passenger flight operations has been extended till 11:59 pm on February 28.

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“The competent authority has extended the ban on flights between India and the UK till 14 February 2021 (23.59 pm),” the DGCA said in a release. “The other terms and conditions of the said letter will remain unchanged. “UK carriers may file their bubble schedule accordingly to DGCA for approval,” the release said.

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Flight services between India and the UK resumed from 6 January, while the UK to India resumed from 8 January. Last month, these services were suspended to prevent the spread of a mutant COVID-19 strain that was recently detected in the UK.

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The initial decision was to suspend flights until 31 December. However, in view of increasing cases of new tensions, it was decided to extend the temporary suspension of flights from the UK to 7 January.

Prior to the suspension, more than 60 flights were operated per week between Britain and India. Airlines such as Vistara, Air India, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways operate flights between the two countries.

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