On April 8, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said airline services both domestic as well as international will be resumed or the current suspension on these services shall be lifted once it is assured that the spread of coronavirus infection is under control.
"My heart goes out to people who are facing problems due to restrictions put in place on domestic and international flights, pursuant to the situation arising out of the timely announcement of a nationwide lockdown," the minister said in a tweet.
Under 21-day lockdown imposed since March 25 announced to curb covid 19 spread, airline services have also come to a halt for the period.
Nonetheless, some of the special services with approval from the authority DGCA such as cargo flights, medical evacuation flights are operational.
"These restrictions will be lifted once we are fully confident that the spread of the virus has been controlled & it poses no danger to fellow Indians," the minister said.
"I thank everyone for their cooperation and help in these testing times. Together we shall overcome and emerge stronger," he added.