India amends rules for foreign charter cargo flights

posted on 2nd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
India amends rules for foreign charter cargo flights

By Staff Writer, WAM (Emirates News Agency)

NEW DELHI – India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, has clarified that there will be no limitations on airports that can be used for cargo-only flights operated under humanitarian and emergency needs.

The clarification is significant because of the Coronavirus pandemic and flights operated into and out of India carrying medicines, medical supplies, protective equipment and relief material.

The DGCA said changes to its Open Sky policy for foreign cargo carriers will not apply to all-cargo flights operated through the United Nations and other multilateral bodies of which India is a member.

The changes will also not affect cargo flights on behalf of any central and state government agency or state-owned undertaking.