new Delhi. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that India was negotiating with three countries to establish an 'air bubble' arrangement to allow flight service. The 'air bubble' travel system in the aviation sector is actually a special air corridor between two countries in which flights are allowed under certain conditions.
The aviation minister said that India has allowed Air France to operate 28 flights to Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai from July 18 to August 1, while the US-based United Airlines has to operate 18 flights from July 17 to July 31. Permission has been granted, and negotiations are continuing with Germany for Lufthansa flights.
Currently, it has been agreed to operate special flights between India and the UAE from 12 July to 16 July. According to this arrangement, special flights operated by the UAE to Indians located there are allowed to take UAE residents to their country of return at the time of their approval by the ICA (Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship). Similarly, flights operated by Indian Airlines to bring back Indians from the UAE are permitted to take ICA-approved UAE residents from India to the Gulf country. Currently the ban on normal international flights operating from India has been extended till 31 July.
This post was published on July 16, 2020 9:21 pm
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