The Key Relief measures provided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation to mitigate the impact of pandemic COVID-19 are as under:-
• In view of the lockdown situation in India due to spread of Pandemic COVID-19, the Government has made provisions for all Customs Airports for the treatment of demurrage charges applicable on import air cargo which had landed on or after 20-03-2020 but could not be cleared and removed from all the customs airports by 23:59 hours on 1st April 2020. Demurrage charges on such imports shall be waived at 50% by the airport operator/ cargo terminal operator, provided that the cargo, goods, etc. are cleared and removed from the airport by 23:59 hours on 16th April 2020.
• The Government has announced restrictions on the movement of air traffic. The operation of all scheduled domestic flights (except all-cargo flights) by any aircraft operator holding an air operator certificate issued by DGCA India shall cease with effect from 23:59 hrs. IST on 24th March 2020 till 14th April 2020.
• The Government has issued detailed guidelines for a refund of airfare during the lockdown period, suspending domestic and international flight operations.
Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)