Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicInternational Flights

Topic: International Flights

International air travel not expected to resume until mid-2021, Qantas says

Expectations for a prolonged recovery reflect Covid-19 resurgences around the world, killing hopes for controlled flight corridors between some countries that had earlier suppressed the virus.

India in talks with 13 countries to start bilateral air bubble pacts, says Hardeep Singh Puri

India has already established bilateral air bubbles pact, which allows airlines of two countries to operate international flights with certain restrictions, with 7 countries.

Suspension of international flights extended till 31 August, says DGCA

This restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.

Spicejet to operate flights to US as India establishes air bubble pact

It will be the first Indian budget carrier to fly to the US after India suspended international flights. Currently, only Air India is operating flights on India-US routes.

Flights to France, US to begin as India establishes air bubble pacts

A similar arrangement with Germany and UK will soon be permitted, civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri said.

UAE may soon resume flights for Indians with valid work, residency permit

UAE Ambassador Al Banna also said it's India's blanket ban on international flights that is creating problems in flying Indians with valid permits to the gulf country.

International flights suspended till 31 July, some on selected routes may be allowed: DGCA

The aviation regulator modified its previous circular that stated the suspension will be till 15 July. International flights were suspended in India on 23 March.

Schools, colleges likely to stay shut in Unlock 2.0 as govt fears Covid spread in monsoon

No major changes are expected in Unlock 2.0 guidelines, though international flights could resume.

Several factors need to be considered before resuming international flights: Hardeep Singh Puri

The civil aviation minister said many Indian metro cities are allowing only limited flights to operate and other countries have a ban on entry of foreigners.

Pakistan resumes outbound international flights 2 months after suspension of services

The aviation ministry said that both national & foreign airlines will be allowed to operate from all international airports of the country except Gwadar and Turbat in Balochistan.

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Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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