Flights across India cancelled through April 14, 2020

Earlier this week, the decision was made to ground all aircraft in India and close shop temporarily for all the domestic carriers in India. Then, it was decided that airlines across the country would park all their aircraft by March 24, 2020, 2359 hours, and not operate any flights till March 31, 2359 hours. You can read the full details of the initial grounding here. 

All the planes are now parked across the country. Here is a picture of the Bengaluru Airport from late last night, circulating and sent to me by quite a few people who work there.

India lockdown for 21 days

Now, with India lockdown for 21 days, with effect from March 25 to April 14, 2020, airlines across India have had to further cancel their schedules through April 14, 2020.

Airlines have already started to cancel flights and update their cancellation periods. This is the notice on the website of IndiGo after I saw one of my PNRs go cancelled in front of my eyes.

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And here is the notice on the GoAir website.

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While IndiGo’s website states only domestic flights are cancelled, even international flights are not being sold by IndiGo or Air India at this moment from April 14, 2020.


No flying for those in India till April 14, 2020. I guess the only people who will end up flying will be any foreign nationals who will be extracted out of India at the moment.

How are you all holding up through all the chaos around us?

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  1. Sir my daughter &1 year kid in Kuwait When flight while started & when Bangalore airport open pls inform us pls

  2. I m stuck in Visakhapatnam and my family is in Mumbai,and I have to go Mumbai,so please update me when the flight is operate.

  3. I have rescheduled my flight which was supposed to be originally on March 25th to April 18th now on Air Asia. To be fair, Air Asia actually got back to me for rescheduling and they managed to reschedule the flight for no additional cost.

    Let us see now if the timeline gets extended or not.

    If it gets extended, then even April 18th will not be possible.

  4. I am stuck in Delhi and my family my kids and my husband in Ahmedabad.. please help me to go back to my family we r very disturbed.

  5. If international flight is cancelled march 25 to April 14?? When airport will operate.
    I am extremely worried about flight. Please help!! Stuck.. stuck here.

  6. i have a flight from Chicago to Delhi to Rajkot on 9th April via AIR INDIA. is my flight cancelled or not? in this 21 days lockdown. Will my international flight will land? if land, what about my domestic flight from DEL To RAJ on 10th april.?

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