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Hopeful of starting international flights before August, says Hardeep Puri

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a lockdown to contain the novel cornavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus | international flights | Lockdown

BS Web Team & PTI  |  New Delhi 

Hardeep Singh Puri

India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August, Civil Aviation Minister said on Saturday, three days after announcing resumption of from May 25.

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a to contain the novel cornavirus pandemic.
 



"I am fully hopeful that before August or September, we will try to start a good percentage of international civil aviation operations, if not complete international operations," Puri said during a Facebook live session.

"I can't put a date on it (restarting international flights). But if somebody says can it be done by August or September, my response is why not earlier depending on what is the situation," he said.

First Published: Sat, May 23 2020. 20:44 IST
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