India delays resumption of regular international flights

The Indian aviation regulator on Wednesday said the country has delayed the resumption of regular international flights in view of the emerging threat from the new variant Omicron.

“In view of the evolving global scenario with the emergence of new variants of concern, the situation is being closely watched in consultation with all stakeholders and appropriate decision indicating the effective date of resumption of international will be notified soon, DGCA said in a statement.

Earlier, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India had issued a detailed circular for the resumption of Scheduled international flights from December 14.

In the circular the DGCA said, scheduled international flights would resume for every country barring 14. The DGCA had divided countries into three sectors based on the health ministry’s Covid analysis.

Later, the Center  decided to reassess its plan to resume international flights in India.

“Decision on the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger service, to be reviewed, as per evolving global scenario,” a home ministry spokesperson tweeted.