The Ministry of Civil Aviation has instructed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to resume scheduled international flights as per pre-COVID bilateral agreements from 15 December 2021. All scheduled international flights to/from India were halted from 23 March 2020 when India went into lockdown, following this international flights gradually restarted with the vande bharath repatriation flights, which were followed by …Read More »
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Freedoms of the Air: strategic aviation assets for a nation
This article is the last of the two part series on Air Services Agreements. In part 1, we highlighted aspects of bilateral air services agreements. This part highlights freedoms of the air which are equally important and are included in bilateral provisions. What are “Freedoms of the Air” Freedoms of the air or traffic rights are aviation agreements between two …Read More »
Bi-lateral air services agreements: strategic assets for aviation
The Jet-Etihad deal last year brought to the forefront the issue of bi-lateral air services agreements or bi-laterals in short. Bi-lateral agreements and their impact on the aviation sector including routes and profitability is extremely critical. We present a two part series that highlights bilateral agreements and freedoms of the air. In part one, we will cover what are bi-lateral air …Read More »
Three-way analysis: How does Emirates respond to Jetihad?
By Oussama Salah, Vinay Bhaskara, and Devesh Agarwal Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal The Indian government often makes curious decisions in setting aviation policy. For example, it encouraged Air India to lower prices to gain market share, causing mayhem in the market place and increasing Air India’s losses. It also recently allowed Air Asia to expand in India by approving a …Read More »
India and Singapore enhance bi-lateral air capacity by 10%
by Devesh Agarwal India and Singapore signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral air services arrangement in the presence of Civil Aviation Minister, Shri Ajit Singh and Minister of Transport of Singapore, Mr Lui Tuck Yew on April 2 in Singapore. It rationalizes the capacity entitlements of both countries in terms of seats per week in each direction …Read More »
India seeks Lufthansa help for Air India to join Star Alliance, again. Jet can join too.
At the Directors General of Civil Aviation conference being held in New Delhi, India’s civil aviation minister, Mr. Ajit Singh said that his ministry would once again seek the help of German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa for Air India to enter (may be re-entry) the Star Alliance. In August, the world’s largest grouping of airlines had rejected the national carrier’s application …Read More »
India and Brazil sign new bi-lateral air services agreement
BASIC and BRIC economic group partners India and Brazil signed a new bi-lateral air services agreement (ASA) recently superseding an earlier 2006 agreement, with an intent to drive greater trade, economic investments and tourism between the two nations. The new agreement allows for any number of designated airlines (which was previously limited to one per country), to operate up to …Read More »
India set to sign liberal aviation pact with EU
India set to sign liberal aviation pact with EU NEW DELHI: Indian airlines are set to get an improved access to European destinations. A liberal aviation pact between India and the European Union (EU) is on the cards, which will enable this as well as give EU carriers better access to India. In a way, the pact will work like …Read More »