International flights frequency won’t go back to the same it used to be any time soon. A civil aviation minister has confirmed the same to PTI. Rajiv Bansal, Civil Aviation Secretary, said the current international flights flying under the air bubble arrangement are adequate to meet travel demands. If this is true, then there’s no real need for the airlines to increase the frequency of international flights.
Bansal said that India can consider opening up the International routes once the travel demand goes back to the pre-COVID levels. Further, one of the points noted by Bansal was that shall there be a need to increase the flight frequency, the governments can simply expand the air bubble arrangement.
For the unaware, under an air bubble arrangement between two governments or nations, international flights can be operated by select air carriers and in a limited manner with strict regulations.