India suspends domestic, international flights till May 3

NEW DELHI: Following the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the extension of coronavirus lockdown till May 3, all domestic and international flights have been suspended till May 3, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has said.

“All domestic and international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended till11:59pm of 03 May 2020,” the aviation regulator DGCA tweeted.

However, restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.

The decision was taken after Prime Minister Modi announced the nation-wide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Notably, state-owned Air India had already announced suspension of its flights till April 30. But now, all the airlines will have to follow the latest government order by suspending their domestic as well as international operations by 19 more days.

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