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International flights to remain suspended till August 31
International flights to remain suspended till August 31

New Delhi, July 31 (TIWN) The Central government on Friday extended the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till August 31.

"However, this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA," an official statement added.

The aviation regulator also noted that during the suspension period due to Covid-19, more than 2,500 repatriation flights by foreign carriers to uplift stranded passengers to and from India have been approved.

Under the Vande Bharat Mission, in total Air India and Air India Express have uplifted 2,67,436 stranded passengers and other charters have uplifted 4,86,811 stranded passengers during the period from 6th May to 30th July, 2020.

To allow gradual movement of passenger traffic, 'Transport Bubble' agreements have been signed with USA, France, and Germany.

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