Eagerly Waiting For Resumption of Scheduled International Flights, Says Delhi Airport CEO


Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said on Tuesday that he is eagerly waiting for the resumption of overseas scheduled flight operations which have been suspended since March 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In reply to a question from ANI, Jaipuriar said he expects resumption of scheduled flights.

“We are eagerly awaiting for it as and when it happens. As regards Vande Bharat Bharat Mission operations, the overall traffic is 15-20 percent compared to that of the previous year (pre-Covid times),” Jaipuriar said.

The government of India had suspended international scheduled flight operations in March 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.


Meanwhile, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) permitted Vande Bharat Mission flights from designated countries to India.

Moreover, So far India has also signed the air bubble agreement with a total of 24 countries viz. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and United States of America.

The air bubble agreement is a kind of travel arrangement that allows citizens of selected countries to travel to other countries.

Under the Vande Bharat Mission and Air Bubble Flights, Indians can now travel to more than 100 countries from India.


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