Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed Rajya Sabha on Monday that the operation of scheduled international passenger flights will be resume at full capacity starting from 27th March 2022.
Scindia made the announcement during Question Hour as the Upper House assembled for its second part of the Budget Session after one month’s break.
“All regular international flights will operate in 100 per cent capacity by March 27 as the coronavirus situation in India has improved now.”Said Jyotiraditya Scindia
It is worth mentioning here that after being suspended for two years amid the Covid-19, the Indian government has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India effective on March 27, 2022.
The Indian government had ordered a week-long ban on all international scheduled flights beginning 23rd March 2020. In the midst of a raging pandemic, the ban lasted nearly two years.
However, under the air bubble, special international flights have been flying between India and approximately 35 other countries beginning July 2020.
The decision of resuming regular international flights is intended to encourage international tourism and will help reduce airfares, which have been rising as a result of an increase in crude oil prices.