India plans to increase flight services

Monitor Desk Report Date: 20 November, 2021 | 270 Views

As coronavirus cases have dropped significantly, the government is planning to increase international flight operations from India and is in talks with several airlines and other countries, a senior official told.

Giving further details, the official said flight operations, however, will be increased under air bubble deals to meet growing demand from international passengers. 

It should be noted that in the air bubble agreement between the two countries, international passenger flights can be operated by their respective carriers in each other’s territories, subject to certain terms and conditions. 

He said the Center is open to the idea of increasing flights to destinations as needed, but may not soon lift restrictions on international flights. “The resumption of international commercial flights is still a long way off. “We can certainly consider opening as soon as demand approaches pre-COVID levels,” the official said.
He said the Center is in talks with the high commissions of each country and wherever required, is seeking to increase flights under air bubble deals.
On the other hand, the Center is also planning to collect data on international passengers and corresponding COVID cases after November 15 to determine whether it is safe to open commercial flights as the threat of the third wave of COVID-19 is still free. .

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