The suspension of all scheduled international commercial passenger flights has been extended till the end of December 2020 in the wake of a spike in coronavirus cases. However, these restrictions won’t apply to cargo operations and services approved by the DGCA. special international flights have been operating since May and under the bilateral ‘air bubble’ arrangements with selected countries since July. India has formed air bubble pacts with around 20 countries, including the US and the UK. Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories.