Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Open skies proposal cannot be accepted now: Nepal tells India

New Delhi: Nepal has told India that the proposal for open skies cannot be accepted now as the Himalayan nation is in the process of upgrading its airport infrastructure.

Open skies policy allows countries to operate unlimited number of flights to each other's cities.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has informed the Rajya Sabha that in the recently concluded bilateral civil aviation talks, Nepal welcomed the Indian proposal for open skies.

"However, they informed that they are in the process of upgrading existing international airport and constructing new international airports infrastructure and their civil aviation policy is also being revised.

"Hence, they are not ready to accept the open skies proposal at this stage," Sinha said in a written reply yesterday.
15/03/17 Outlook