The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extended the fare cap of domestic flight from August 24, 2020, to November 24 2020. That is 3 more months of fare cap in the aviation industry which is due to the Coronavirus outbreak in India. In a notification, the DGCA confirmed that flight capacity restrictions to 45 per cent and fare limits will be in effect till November 24 and the international commercial flights will be suspended till August 31.

The new rules will not be applicable to the Cargo flights which are approved by DGCA. India also announced that more travel bubbles will be announced teaming up with more countries and as of recently, India has agreed on a travel bubble with UAE and Kuwait to airlift repatriate stranded Indians from those countries.

“The Government has decided to extend the suspension on the Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Services to/from India up to 2359 hours IST of 31st August.” DGCA said in a statement and it also clarified “However, this restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.”

And in an official statement, it said that the travel bubble was signed with the USA, France and Germany and has partially resumed flight for these countries. Civil Aviation Ministry also clarified that India shall establish travel bubble with the UK and 2 flights per day will be operated from London to Delhi.

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