Covid-19 Daily Aviation Update


Rome’s Fiumicino airport got a 5-star rating for its COVID response


Himachal Pradesh allows inter-state travel, no e-pass or registration required


Mumbai airport launches Covid-19 testing facility for arriving passengers


Flyers can take photos, videos in flights but can't use recording gadgets that creates chaos: DGCA

North Bihar to get air connectivity before Chhath festival: Hardeep Puri

India’s first airport COVID testing facility opens at Delhi’s T3


Will suspend flight for 2 weeks if anyone is found doing photography inside it: DGCA


United Airlines to operate daily flights on Delhi-Chicago, Bengaluru-San Francisco routes


Flight tickets booked by passengers during first two phases of lockdown to be fully refunded: DGCA in SC


International passengers can now get themselves tested at Delhi airport for Rs 5,000


US to allow Indian air carriers to conduct ground handling operations


Goa: No COVID negative certificate or test required to visit the state


Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Sept 30


Airlines can now provide meals to passengers after Centre relaxes norms


Flying within Vande Bharat Mission or air bubble? No need to register with Aviation Ministry


Vistara launches scheme allowing passengers to upgrade seats through bidding system

Maharashtra is yet take decision on inter-state and intra-state travel guidelines


India Unlock—No restrictions on inter-state and intra-state travel


India-Maldives air bubble, first in South Asia, likely to be operational next week


India negotiating with 13 countries for travel bubble, these countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand.


COVID-19 effect: Signing date of Jewar airport's key pact deferred again

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flights to and from Hong Kong banned

Vistara to operate special flights on Delhi-London route between Aug 28-Sep 30


Hyderabad-London flight services resume under ‘Air Bubbles’


Vistara likely to start flights from India to UK, Germany, France under the bilateral air bubble


Unscheduled transit flights cannot land for specific hours at Delhi airport on August 15

IndiGo decided to operate Hyderabad-Aurangabad flight from Aug 19

AirAsia India offers 50,000 seats without base fares to armed forces


Air India Closes 5 Stations in Europe Over Losses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic includes Vienna, Milan, Madrid, Copenhagen and Stockholm.


DGCA bans use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode Airport during monsoon


West Bengal govt extends ban on flights from six cities to Kolkata till August 31

DGCA suspends 2 senior officials of Air Asia over safety violations


SpiceJet introduces in-flight entertainment that can be accessed on personal devices


Air fare cap may go before November 24 if demand rises: Aviation minister H S Puri

US lifts Coronavirus travel advisory, Americans can now travel abroad apart from India and China


Kuwait approves repatriation flights for citizens to India amid travel ban

British Airways to operate multiple weekly flights between India & London from Aug 17

Air India Express plane crash @Kozhikode airport : At least 15 dead including pilot after Plane overshot runway


Hyderabad International Airport gets mass fever screening system to detect COVID-19 cases


China allows Indians to return, puts in place strict Covid-19 medical protocol


SpiceJet removes special sale offer on DGCA direction

No flight operations at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days : 5th, 8th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th & 31st August 2020

Emirates to pay funeral costs of passengers if infected with COVID-19


Bangalore Airport extends biometric-based self-boarding facility to AirAsia India


7 days paid institutional quarantine mandatory for international passengers arriving in India


Air India commences fifth phase of Vande Bharat Mission, expected to run 700 flights


Ban on passenger flights to Kolkata from six cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad extended till August 15

Suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the India has been extended till August 31


Hong Kong not allowing flights from India; discussions on with Kuwait on bilateral air bubble: Govt


People must not pay more fares when booking tickets via travel agents on Vande Bharat flights: Govt


AirAsia India customers to get support services through WhatsApp


SpiceJet to operate first long haul flight to Amsterdam, part of repatriation efforts, on Aug 1


Domestic airfare cap to remain in place till November 24: Aviation Ministry


GoAir launches scheme for flyers to book 'private zone'


SpiceJet to start US flights; only private carrier to get permit under 'air bubble' agreement


International flights can now be booked on travel portals

Delhi makes 7-day institutional quarantine compulsory and paid for International arrivals


Nepal to restart domestic, international flights from August 17


Kolkata Extends ban on domestic flights from six cities till 31st July includes Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, and Chennai


Emirates to run repatriation flights to Dubai from 4 more Indian cities till July 26


Hyderabad airport gets fully contactless parking using FASTags


GoAir announces quarantine packages for passengers; prices start at Rs 1,400 per person per night


International flights to US, France set to resume from tomorrow on interim basis


Croatia open borders for tourism; first EU country to invite American tourists


Jammu and Kashmir to open for tourism from July 14, but only for air travellers


Govt updates self-declaration form; passengers need to be Covid-free for 3 weeks before flight


Flights from UAE to India: Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia announce repatriation flights from July 12-26


US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over pilot certification concerns



SpiceJet has collaborated with Go Digit General Insurance Limited to offer COVID-19 hospitalisation insurance cover to its flyers.


SC notice to Centre, DGCA on plea for refund of ticket for flights cancelled due to lockdown


SpiceJet operating 25 flights from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman under Vande Bharat Mission


India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing from tomorrow, masks


Kolkata Airport suspends flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Ahmedabad from July 6 to 19


Canada won’t reopen national borders for travellers till July 31

Ban on international flights extended till July 31 - DGCA


Goa to open for domestic tourists today.


West Bengal Govt writes to the Centre requesting a ban on flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat for 2 weeks starting July 6, 2020.

Scandal-hit PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) halts operation to Europe after EU ban on its flights for 6 months


Pandemic-hit airlines cancel up to 30% flights last minute


UAE suspends all flights from Pakistan as cases cross 2 lakh


Vande Bharat Mission: Air India to operate 170 flights to and from 17 countries in phase 4


International flights suspended till July 15 but some on selected routes may be allowed: DGCA

Domestic airlines allowed to increase capacity to 45% from 33%; new routes to be opened soon


Pay 10% fare now and get ticket: IndiGo launches flexible payment option

Dubai to welcome tourists from July 7


EU to reopen borders soon, but may bar entry of US visitors

India's International flights may fly to US, UK and Europe when operations resume


US Restricts Special Flights From India, Alleges "Unfair Practices"

Air India’s new waiver policy: All cancelled tickets are now valid till Dec 31, 2021


Dubai eases air travel restrictions, allows travel abroad and welcomes visitors from 23rd June, 2020

Pakistan partially resumes international flights to bring back citizens


Limits on airfares may be extended beyond August 24, says Aviation Secretary

Decision to resume international flights depends on other countries’: Aviation Minister


Vande Bharat Mission: Over 2.5 lakh Indians brought back home from abroad, says MEA

Vande Bharat Mission: GoAir operates first flight from Kuwait to Jaipur


Karnataka : 3-day institutional quarantine, 11-day home quarantine for people returning from TN, Delhi


Any decision on resuming international flights to come in July, says Puri

AirAsia India launches door-to-door baggage service for passengers


Kerala: 7-day mandatory quarantine no longer required for short visits


Mumbai Airport allows doubling of flights from tomorrow


Los Angeles starts welcoming tourists with new safety measures


Vande Bharat opens for private airlines, govt to decide on pricing: SpiceJet CEO Ajay Singh

SC asks Centre to discuss ticket price refund issue with airlines

Scotland likely to reopen for tourism from July 15


Goa tweaks quarantine rules; COVID-19 tests no longer mandatory for arrivals

Lufthansa group has offered to fly empty planes to India and carry passengers only on its outbound flights to destinations in Europe.

For bookings made until 30 June 2020, the Lufthansa Group airlines waive the rebooking fees for all newly booked flights worldwide and offer a one-time rebooking free of charge – regardless of the conditions of the original fare purchased.


New Zealand declares itself COVID-free; to ease all restrictions with immediate effect

India Warns Of Risk To Planes As Wildlife Flourishes At Airports

Abu Dhabi extends travel ban for one week


India will take a call on resuming schedule international flights as soon as foreign countries start accepting foreign citizens.

Britain Introduces Two-Week Self-Quarantine For Arrivals


Aviation ministry aims to resume international flights by July

Pakistan Plane Crash: Aviation Authority Says Pilot Ignored Air Traffic Control


Air India to operate 75 outbound passenger flights to US, Canada from June 9-June 30 (Vande Bharat Mission)

The US is barring passenger flights from China from 16 June, in the latest sign of tensions between the two economic giants.

Seven days home quarantine must for passengers coming to Delhi


Cyclone Nisarga: IndiGo, Vistara, SpiceJet cancel Mumbai flights today.


DGCA has announced a set of new rules for airlines to follow post 3rd June, 2020. All passengers will have to be provided with safety kits by airlines which will include a 3 layered surgical mask, face shield and sanitizers. Additionally, DGCA has said that the middle seats should ideally be kept vacant or the person sitting in the seat should be given a wrap around gown.


Kolkata airport issues new set of guidelines for passengers - to reach the airport three hours before departure time

Air India will operate 70 flights to destinations in USA & Canada under Phase 3 of the Mission Vande Bharat from 11-30 June 2020 - Aviation Minister


No international flights till June 30: DGCA


Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns after pilot found COVID-19 positive


Flights across India will return to pre-Covid levels by Diwali, said aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri

SpiceJet gets permission to conduct drone trials, plans delivery of essentials

Saudi Arabian airlines to resume some domestic flights from May 31


Air India cancels 92 flights between May 28 and May 31

Good news for fliers: IndiGo, AirAsia start refunding passengers for previous cancelled flights.

Two SpiceJet passengers on board Ahmedabad-Guwahati flight test positive


Passenger tests positive in Coimbatore for Covid-19; Indigo crew grounded for 14 days.

Spain to welcome international tourists from July 1.

Japan bars entry of visitors from 111 countries, including India and Bangladesh

All flight travelers moving to/from the Mumbai Airport can do so without an e-pass by carrying a valid boarding pass for the journey and other details handy.


China to evacuate citizens from India starting June 2.

Jet Airways offers two Boeing aircraft for evacuating Indians stranded overseas.

West Bengal to resume flight operations from May 28.

Airline Employee Who Took Delhi-Ludhiana Flight Tests COVID Positive.


Domestic flights set to resume from today across India, except in AP, WB

Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all passengers coming to Ranchi: Jharkhand government

Almost 80 flights to and from New Delhi scheduled for today cancelled amid restrictions by states.

Supreme Court allows Air India to fly with middle seats filled in scheduled aircraft.


State-Wise Regulations for Domestic Travel has been released by Ministry of health & Family Welfare in India Circular Dated 24th May 2020

SOP for movement of Indian Nationals stranded Outside the Country Circular Dated 24th May 2020


All domestic flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, will operate from Terminal 3


Recommence the domestic flights from 25th May (India) Circular Dated 22nd May 2020

Safety Guidelines for major stakeholders and passengers Circular Dated 22nd May 2020

SOP for Entry in Karnataka Circular Dated 22nd May 2020

GoAir to resume domestic operations from June 1

Guidelines for passengers holding existing Air India tickets (098 documents) for booking on Domestic Flights effective 25 May 2020 Circular Dated 22nd May 2020


Emirates restarts regular flights from Dubai to nine destinations with updated safety rules, including free hygiene kits for all passengers.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane traveling from Lahore to Karachi has crashed close to Karachi airport.

MOCA has annonced the min & max fares for flights starting from 25th May Circular Dated 21st May 2020

MOCA has annonced the list of routes for flights starting from 25th May Circular Dated 21st May 2020


Domestic flights in the India will resume operations from May 25.


All scheduled commercial passenger flights suspended till May 31 midnight.


Vande Bharat Mission: 121 passengers from US land in Hyderabad.


Emirates to resume passenger flights from 21 May.


30,000 Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights under phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission.


Govt plans to make Aarogya Setu app compulsory for air travel post Lockdown.

Air India HQ sealed for two days after employee tests positive for coronavirus


The first Air India flights between India and Philippines was operated under the government's Vande Bharat mission.

Bengaluru airport voted as best regional airport in India & Central Asia.


Air India schedules 7 commercial flights to repatriate Indians from US


First two flights bring home Indian Citizens from UAE.


Flydubai starts selling tickets for regular flights to India and Pakistan

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's special flights to take people back to US, UK, Singapore

Turkish Airlines plans to resume limited number of flights in June

Air India opens bookings for foreigners, visa holders on outbound repatriation flights


India likely to operate 64 flights to repatriate 14,800 of its nationals from 12 countries

SOP for Movement from INDIA to Abroad Circular Dated 5th May 2020


Delhi airport to resume flights from Terminal 3 post lockdown.


Commercial passenger flights to remain suspended till May 17 midnight: DGCA


Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI) will operate in a single shift from 10 am to 6 pm daily as per the guidelines of the AAI and the Civil Aviation Ministry.


Vistara shall stop on-board sales on its flights to minimise human contact, post lockdown


Airlines may get 10-day notice to restart flights.


Want to fly after this lockdown? Get a doctor's certificate.


SpiceJet operates freighter flight from Shanghai to Delhi carrying medical supplies

SC notice to Centre, DGCA on plea for full refund of cancelled air tickets due to COVID-19 lockdown


Etihad Airways suspends scheduled flights till May 15


Assam Officials Flies To Kota To Arrange Evacuation Of Stranded Students.


Amid lockdown, govt asks airlines to stop selling tickets but no one's listening

Section of Civil Aviation Ministry sealed after employee tests positive

Vistara operates cargo flights to deliver essentials


Emirates unveils new dress code for its crew, which includes a mask, gloves, protective disposable gown and a sort of safety helmet.

A British Airways special flight carrying 250 passengers, including 28 Indians, departed for London from Amritsar airport.


Flight restrictions to be lifted when Covid-19 is controlled: Govt

Donald Trump to temporarily suspend immigration into US


No decision to commence operation of any flights with effect from 4th of May 2020 has been taken yet - DGCA

IndiGo closes bookings till May 31


Flight tickets booked during Mar 25-Apr 14 for travel till May 3 Shall get refunds: MOCA

Refund of Air fare During Lockdown Period, Suspending Flight operations Cicular Dated 16th April 2020


Japan’s airlines cut domestic flights after emergency declaration

IndiGo to resume operations with 65 planes post Lockdown 2.0

Emirates launches first rapid virus test for passengers departing from Dubai base.


PM speech on coronavirus: Lockdown extended till May 3 in India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hero MotoCorp to provide 60 custom-built mobile ambulances for Covid-19 patients


Post Lockdown Plan : Indigo will not provide meal service for some time, will fill only 50% seats in flights.

Delhi airport evaluating consolidation of its terminals


Spicejet operates first Cargo flight to Singapore to bring back medical equipments.


IndiGo international flights are suspended until 30th April, 2020.


Indigo has been authorised to operate 30 flights to transport essential items within India.


Air India flight wins rare praise from Pakistan ATC, For running the emergency flights

GoAir will be open for booking from 1 May for its international flights


Air India shuts bookings for domestic and international flights till 30 April


British Airways temporarily suspending flights from Gatwick Airport, Britain’s second busiest airport, due to the coronavirus.

Air India to conduct special flights to London to fly out stranded foreigners between April 4 and April 7.


SpiceJet's special flight to take 142 Iran-returned Indians to quarantine facility in Jodhpur


India will be under complete lockdown for 21 days


IndiGo Airline grounds 30 planes as international flights cancelled over coronavirus.


India closing airports for all International Flights w.e.f. March 22, 2020 for a Week

The UK announced it would shut all schools from Friday in a bid to control the spread of the virus.

US home repossessions suspended amid virus crisis


Wizz Air expects normal operations by Jul-2020, has sufficient liquidity to survive crisis

Qatar Airways dismisses 200 Filipino workers as a result of coronavirus outbreak

Brussels Airlines follows Austrian with suspension of all commercial ops until mid Apr-2020

Australia / New Zealand: Virgin Australia suspends all international operations, reduces domestic capacity by 50%


The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Diplomatic Opportunity for the United States and Iran

Air Senegal to suspend all service to France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania and Cape Verde


Ecuador borders were completely closed, including to citizens and residents, for 21 days.

Egypt will suspend all air traffic at its airports from March 19 until March 31

The coronavirus and related travel restrictions have led to a collapse in air travel demand.


Saudi Arabia suspended all international flights for two weeks.


Nepal has stopped issuing on-arrival visas to foreigners from March 14 through April 30.

Dominican Republic’s government said that on March 16 it would suspend all flights from Europe and the arrival of all cruise ships for a month.


Japan Airlines To Cut 1,488 Flights From March 16 -28 Over Coronavirus Concerns, More to suffer Flight Cancellation.

Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, All international Travelers are restricted.


LATAM Airline cuts international capacity by 30% in response to coronavirus outbreak

LATAM Airline cuts international capacity by 30% in response to coronavirus outbreak.

Gulf Air suspends operations to all flights of Kuwaitian Airports until further notice.


Ryanair Airline will stop services to and from Italy from Friday until 8 April

EasyJet Airline has cancelled all of its flights to and from Italy between 10 March and 3 April.

In Italy, government officials placed the country of 60 million people on lockdown on March 10 in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.The restrictions will run until April 3.
People flying into Italy are subject to temperature screening at Italy's major airports, and the country has suspended flights from China and Taiwan.


A Japan Airlines flight attendant tested positive for the coronavirus after flying between Tokyo and Chicago


Two fresh cases of coronavirus detected in India; one in Delhi, another in Telangana


US universities are canceling study abroad programs in Italy and urging students to return to the US amid soaring coronavirus cases


Delta broadens coronavirus waiver to cover all of Italy; United, American add Italy waiver


A special Air India plane carrying 211 students, 110 working professionals and three minors from Wuhan reached Delhi around 7.30 am on Saturday.


Coronavirus: Air India to evacuate remaining Indians from China, flight from Delhi


LOT Polish Airlines cancels all flights to Beijing until 9 February.

US imposing travel ban on foreign nationals who have been in China

US imposing travel ban on foreign nationals who have been in China


India confirms its first case of coronavirus in a student who had returned from Wuhan University to the Indian state of Kerala.


Coronavirus: China gives nod to India to airlift 250 citizens from Wuhan.


Indian Govt Prepares to Airlift Indians from China.


China reported its first death due to Coronavirus.