ASEAN likely to get more flights to Delhi

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The Indian Government could allow airlines from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to initially operate unlimited flights between their capital cities and New Delhi The exemption is also likely to be extended to flights to cities including Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata eventually.

“A clear picture on the roadmap for the possible opening and the time-frame to achieve this could emerge at a meeting between AEASN countries and India in August. The acceptance of the proposal is unlikely to go down well with Indian carriers,” an official source informed the Hindu Business Line.

The acceptance of this proposal by the Indian government will update the 2003 India-ASEAN open sky agreement that allows carriers to operate daily flights to various metros, including New Delhi.

Earlier this month, Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong called on India to further liberalise its air services agreement with Singapore.
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