West Bengal COVID-19: No flights from Mumbai, Delhi and 4 other cities to Kolkata till mid-AugustAugust 1, 2020
Bangladesh resumes scheduled flights with 8 countriesAugust 2, 2020
Now, a new order has been passed by the Government of India, as a part of their plan to open up the lockdown. The new order notifies that airlines operating commercial flights to/from India will not be able to perform any flights till August 31, 2020, 1830 GMT, which would translate to midnight India time. In an earlier order, the international flights were limited until July 31, 2020.
I gather this would be targetted to clarify to the other airlines operating to India about the timing of how long they should not be planning operations to India. The awful news is, the decision is postponed and August 31, 2020, is not a final timeline of opening up Commercial international aviation, and it could go on longer. Like I’ve said, again and again, this does not help get clarity for customers and airlines alike, and India should take a long-term view about international flights and how long does it want to hold off traffic.