Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation on Thursday told Lok Sabha that India has sent a proposal to Saudi Arabia and nine other countries for operating flights under the air bubble agreement.
Till now India has signed an air bubble agreement with a total of 31 countries which includes;
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Ukraine, UAE, United Kingdom, USA, and Uzbekistan.
“Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informs Lok Sabha that at present India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement.”
Civil Aviation Minister @JM_Scindia informs Lok Sabha that at present India is having air bubble agreement with 31 countries and have a proposal with 10 other nations to start air bubble agreement.#WinterSession pic.twitter.com/eZEysXft6B— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) December 2, 2021
The list of 10 countries includes;
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia and
We are waiting to hear from them,” Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told Lok Sabha as he was replying to a question asked by IUML’s ET Mohammed Basheer.
last month the Govt of India has announced it will resume operations of scheduled international flights with several countries starting 15th December 2021 but the DGCA of India on Wednesday postponed the opening of scheduled international flights.
It is worth mentioning here that international passenger flights are being operated under bilateral air bubble arrangements with a total of 31 countries in a restricted manner.