Friday, September 15, 2017

India-Japan sign open sky agreement, fares may come down

New Delhi: India and Japan on Thursday agreed to an open sky arrangement under which the airlines of both countries can operate an unlimited number of flights. The agreement was signed after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan PM Shino Abe.  The move is ought to increase air travel and tourism between the two countries.  Travel portal said the free movement of airlines between the two countries will also lead to reduction in price of air tickets. “The agreement will not only encourage connectivity and passenger travel between the two countries, but will also result in reduction in airfares on these routes,”'s COO Sharat Dhall said.

The agreement was signed in accordance with the National Civil Aviation Policy (NACP), 2016. The NACP permits the government to enter into an ‘open sky’ air services agreement on a reciprocal basis with SAARC nations as well as countries with territory located entirely beyond a 5,000 kilometre radius from New Delhi.
15/09/17 New Indian Express