Saturday, September 19, 2015

India, Laos agree to allow direct flights

Vientiane: Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday signed two memorandums of understanding with his counterpart in Laos, Bounyang Vorachith in the Presidential Palace Ho Kham. The MoUs cover an air services agreement — allowing airlines to start a direct flight between the two countries — and another agreement for three ‘quick impact projects’ in the agriculture sector.

“The air services agreement is an important development because it takes a lot of pressure off the fact that no formal document existed for direct flights between the two countries,” Secretary East Anil Wadhwa told reporters during a briefing.

“I think there was more demand from Lao travellers who want to go into the Buddhist area, especially Bodh Gaya and New Delhi.
18/09/15 TCA Sharad Raghavan/The Hindu
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