India has resumed scheduled commercial international flight operation after almost two years, on 27 March 2022.

As many as 60 airlines from 40 countries have been permitted to operate 1,783 frequencies to/from India during the summer schedule, according to DGCA. The summer schedule will be effective from March 27 till October 29, 2022.

A total of 1,466 international departures per week have been approved for six Indian carriers for the summer schedule. They will operate to 43 destinations in 27 countries, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

While Indian carriers are prepared for normal international services, various foreign airlines, including Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Finnair, Air France-KLM and LOT Polish have also announced plans about their services to and from India.

The government has also revised the Covid guidelines for international flight operations, including the removal of the requirement to keep three seats vacant on overseas flights for medical emergencies. Besides, the requirement for the crew for having a complete PPE kit has been done away with.