Saturday, January 30, 2021

India plans to sign air bubble agreement with more countries

A day after extending the suspension of international flights till February 28, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said that India is planning to sign more air bubble agreement with countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks. Notably, India has signed air bubbles with 24 countries so far. The move is aimed at enhancing the aviation sector which has been worst affected at this time of coronavirus pandemic. 

Till now, the country has signed air bubble agreement with Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and United States of America. 

As part of the air bubble agreement which is being operated under the Vande Bharat Mission, Indians can travel to more than 100 countries by taking connecting flights.

The DGCA on Thursday extended the ban on international flights till February 28 and said certain scheduled flights will be allowed on selected routes on a case-to-case basis.

“However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added.


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