India suspends all domestic flights except cargo from March 25

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) urged policymakers to exclude freight movement from any restrictions to the need to preserve its continued existence and viability. Air freight is important in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crisis for the shipment of fuel, vital needs and health-related goods. The world economy still requires air freight for companies and manufacturers to start providing.

India suspends all domestic flights except cargo from March 25

In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic with 415 reported cases and eight causalities, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) declared the suspension of all domestic commercial airlines with the exception of solely cargo-carrying flights effective from midnight until 31 March 2020.

“The operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations with effect from midnight 23.59 IST hours on March 24, 2020. Airlines shall have to schedule operations to land at their destination before 2359 hours on March 24, 2020. Restrictions shall not apply to cargo-carrying flights only,” says the release of MoCA.

src: itln.in

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