Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More international routes opened up to private airlines.

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday opened up more international routes — including Thailand, China and Maldives — to the country's private airlines.
Civil aviation ministry on Monday approved proposals by Air Sahara and Jet Airways to mount new international flights to these destinations this winter. In addition, the state-owned Indian Airlines has also been granted access to Maldives besides the permission to add a new flight to Singapore, a senior government official told ToI.
While Air Sahara has got the green signal to start flights to Guangzhou (China), Colombo and Male (Maldives), Jet Airways has been designated as the new Indian carrier for operating flights on the India-Thailand route.
Indian, on the other hand, has bagged rights to operate a daily flight on the Bangalore-Male route and a new four-times-a-week operation on the Hyderabad-Singapore sector, the official said.
04/10/06 Byas Anand/Times of India