Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Calls for direct flights between Ireland and India

Members of an Indian diaspora group are lamenting the lack of a direct flight between Ireland and India.

Over 45,000 Indians live in Ireland today with the number expected to continually grow over the coming years due to demand for skilled workers.

The organisation held a peaceful demonstration outside Leinster House last week to call for change.

Currently, no flight directly links the two countries with many Indian residents travelling to London to catch a flight back to their home country.

Making the case for a direct flight, Shashank Chakerwarti (who is an Irish peace commissioner) said that a direct flight between the two countries would not only improve cultural relations between them but would also benefit both countries economically post Brexit.

“A direct flight signifies the cultural, historical and economic ties between the two fast-growing economies, especially post-Brexit,” he told TheJournal.ie.
17/04/19 The Journal

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