Indian national carrier Air India on Friday announced additional flights between Delhi, India, and Frankfurt, Germany under Air Bubble Agreement.
Flights between both countries are suspended due to disputes over the number of flights.
Now, the announcement of Air India indicates that the new agreement reached between the two countries has been extended till March 28, 2021.
#FlyAI: Air India will operate flights between India-Germany from 26th Oct’ 20 to 28th March ’21.— Air India (@airindiain) October 16, 2020
Bookings open through AI website, Booking offices, call centre and Authorised Travel Agents. pic.twitter.com/KHCvZo4VkM
Bookings for the flight scheduled from 26th October 2020 to 28th March 2021, opens today. Flyers can book their ticket on the airline’s official website, call centers, or booking offices.
Air bubbles are pacts signed by two countries allowing airlines of both the countries to fly. Under these agreements, the number of flights is restricted as all countries are now cautious so that the number of Covid-19 cases does not increase because of the resumption of international flights.
Recently India signed an air bubble arrangement with Ukraine, taking the number of countries under the air bubble pact to 17.
Ahead of this, in a recently held press conference, Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation, informed that the Government of India has formalized air bubble arrangements with 16 countries adding countries like Oman, Bhutan on the list alongside earlier done agreements with countries like USA, Canada, France, Germany, among others.
The Minister also added that Government is in discussion with Italy, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and others for similar arrangements.