India extends international flights suspension for 1 month


With India’s coronavirus situation continuing to get worse, the country’s civil aviation authority is again extending the suspension on international passenger flights until September.

International passenger flights to and from India were suspended in March this year, in order to get a grip on the coronavirus spread through the country. Since then, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) has regularly extended the suspension by a number of weeks.

The suspension has now been officially extended to 23:59h IST of 31 August. India has a total of 1.7 million confirmed coronavirus infections and over 36.500 deaths. Main hotspots are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The situation is still worsening every day, with India today reaching its steepest spike ever of new cases (57.118 over the past 24 hours). As such, a significant improvement is needed in order to get international flights going again.

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