New Delhi, December 16 (NIA): An unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can operate to and from six designated Indian international airports, as per the “Open Skies” agreement which India has entered into with Sri Lanka, PTI reports.
According to an Indian Civil Aviation Ministry release on Thursday India has signed “Open Skies” agreements with Sri Lanka, Finland, Spain, Jamaica, Guyana, and the Czech Republic.
Airlines from these nations can operate unlimited number of flights to six Indian metro airports, namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai.
Terming the pact as “Open Skies Agreement as per National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2016”, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday said the new arrangement would encourage connectivity and passenger travel between India and these countries.
New Air Service Agreements have also been signed with Jamaica and Guyana. These agreements were signed during the recently concluded International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) 2016 at Nassau, Bahamas.
According to the release, India held negotiations with 17 countries and Memorandum of Understanding was signed with 12 countries at ICAN.