Wednesday, August 09, 2017

UAE, India in talks for more bilateral flights

New Delhi: The UAE is taking the initiative to make travel from India to airports in the country affordable and accessible as the share of Indians in tourism in Dubai and Abu Dhabi reaches record numbers.

Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India, has held extensive discussions with India?s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, on augmenting air transport facilities and services between the two countries.

"Both parties agreed to set up a meeting between the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE and the Civil Aviation Authority of India to propose a new agreement and policy for the bilateral air services agreement," according to a statement from the UAE Embassy in New Delhi after Dr. Al Banna?s' meeting with Sinha.

The ambassador said, "The UAE is willing to add few more flights and routes to connect regional airports in India to those in the UAE that will lead to affordable prices with the required capacity and also needs to focus on an open sky policy that raises the potential for enhancing UAE - India ties."
09/08/17 WAM/Khaleej Times