COVID-19 Lockdown: All domestic, international flights to remain suspended till May 3

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All international and domestic commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till May 3, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Tuesday.

This came after PM Modi announced this morning that the lockdown across the country will be extended till May 3 to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, “Drawing inspiration from “WE THE PEOPLE” & samoohik Shakti of all Indians who have persevered despite hardships, PM Modi delivers another visionary & statesman like address to the nation. Decision to extend the lockdown till 3 May is in best interest of the country & our people.”

“There were good reasons for the Lockdown to be extended till 3rd May. 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,” Puri added.

“All domestic and international scheduled Airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May 2020,” the Ministry tweeted.

Earlier, Domestic and international commercial passenger flights were suspended from March 25 to April 14.