Curbs on international flights unlikely to be lifted soon; not much demand for overseas routes: Official
Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The director the Airport Authority of India gave a presentation regarding layout plan for operation and regulation of activities at the airport.
Aviation Minister Scindia virtually flags off Alliance Air flight connecting three northeastern cities
The Alliance Air flight will traverse on Kolkata-Guwahati-Aizwal-Shillong route four days a week, the ministry's statement noted.
A spokesperson for the PIA confirmed saying, Kabul operations of the airline will remain suspended until further notice, Dawn newspaper reported.
The new flight builds on the airline's existing services from New Delhi to Newark, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as from Mumbai to Newark, it stated.
On October 9, Indian carriers operated 2,340 domestic flights, which is nearly 71% of their total pre-Covid capacity.
The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the ministry's order.
The people of both Kadapa and Nellore districts availed these services at that time, he pointed out.
Experts agree that armed conflict is not imminent, but as military activity increases, there are growing fears that a mishap or miscalculation could lead to an unintended escalation.
Indian aviation regulator DGCA currently allows Lufthansa to operate just 10 weekly flights from India to Germany.
A powerful typhoon pounded Japan and some of its eastern islands Friday with gusts and downpours of rain, grounding some domestic flights and halting trains.
Need to boost long-haul international flights of Indian carriers, says Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
Scindia said connectivity to Europe, North America, Canada, Mexico, South America and parts of Central Asia has to be boosted using the hub-and-spoke model.
The letter, dated September 7, has been written by Afghanistan's acting aviation minister Alhaj Hameedullah Akhunzada and is addressed to the aviation body's chief Arun Kumar.
Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The planes to Mangalore and Kannur took off at 11:15 am and 12:44 pm respectively as the weather became clear and the airlines received orders from the authorities to depart, an official said.