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All Domestic And International Flights Suspended Till May 3rd:- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an announcement that the lockdown is extended and it would continue till May 3rd with several restrictions. The 21-day lockdown is coming to an end today, Modi said that the extension would be the right choice to bring things under control. The Aviation Ministry today said that all the domestic and international flight services from India are suspended till May 3rd. "All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of May 3," the ministry tweeted.
All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May 2020.— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) April 14, 2020
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Civil Aviation said that the country will remain locked till May 3rd because of the coronavirus and the restrictions on domestic, international flights will be lifted only after May 3rd. He asked the people to be patient so that they can stay safe during this tough time. The aviation sector is badly hit because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many airlines offered leaves for their employees without any pay. Though the Aviation Ministry was in plans to resume some of the services partially, they are now closed after Modi's announcement of the extension of the lockdown. Cargo flights, offshore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights and special flights are permitted currently.
There were good reasons for the Lockdown to be extended till 3rd May.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) April 14, 2020
We can consider lifting restrictions on both domestic & international flights thereafter.
I understand the problems being faced by people who need to travel & request them to bear with us.