India has deferred the resumption of international commercial flights until July 31 from its previous announcement of July 15 while also curtailing some domestic flights, marring the prospects of an aviation recovery in the world’s second-most populous country, and a major jet fuel consumer and exporter. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The delay comes at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has severely restricted movement of people globally, including for air travel, and slowed down economies, bringing some to a grinding halt. Extending the ban would give India more preparation time before allowing international flight operations, according to local media quoting senior Indian government officials. On the domestic front, flights into Kolkata in eastern India have […]