Air travel pact soon with US, France, Germany
NEW DELHI: A “special arrangement” aerial connectivity could roll out between India and the US, France and Germany within a week. Airlines of both sides will be allowed to operate flights and carry passengers in and out of India who are eligible to do so under the home ministry rules, said people in the know
It is reliably learnt that talks with US, France and Germany are at a very advanced stage and announcements could come within a week. Separately, India is in discussion with UAE also to facilitate the travel of people from here.
India had recently spoken of creating travel corridors with US, UK, France and Germany to facilitate travel during the pandemic and till schedule flights are resumed. With the Gulf, arrangements are being to operate charter flights to allow both way travel of eligible people.
At the moment airlines like Lufthansa, Air France and United are allowed to operate repatriation flights mainly to fly eligible people out of India. But under the special arrangement, travellers — as per the MHA travel eligibility order — will be able to fly both in and out of India on airlines of India and Germany, France and America.
Dilip 4 Caa
Vande Bharat was primarily aimed at improving financial health of Air India at the expense of the distressed citizens. Thanks, US EU for forcing my country to stop exploiting distressed.
On one hand there are thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths everyday in India and US. And on the other hand India is wanting to open air travel. Travellers are forced to sign an undertaking that there is a risk in travel. Then why is travel allowed at the risk to life? Government is putting monetary interests before life of citizens. If Corona Bomb explodes, as it is already on the verge of, Modi govt. will have blood on its hands.
Sunderajan Srinivasan Vembakkam
Go any streets of Indian city, people are roaming like Animals without any respect o Social distancing, wearing masks , cleanness. No Government can save your life , excepting you yourself
There are many people in abroad who doesn't have the job, on visitor and tourist visa and are not able to bear the expences in particular medical, hotel etc. People who are back to india are checked for covid while getting into and coming out of the flight. Covid spreading is because of density of population, slums, indiscipline of citizens not because of arrival of international passengers. For the population of india 7 lakhs is very less.
This is really confusing so will this be commercial flights or just repatriation?
Sounds like repatriation only.
what about irresponsible persons in country roaming without masks and social distancing and contributing to numbers right now?
What about Canada? Mr minister please think of thousands Indians in Canada who are also waiting to meet their dear ones
THE REAL TRUTH
Canada is pro khalistan. So say no to canada
Why air travel with US which has so many covid cases?!
So you recommend that people wal by foot to USA
The "aerial connectivity" is a necessity and not a luxury. It would be good to have an apt arrangement between nations in this regard.
Gvt gives all this news on its pet media to f00l US authorities.
YES--- IS THEREANYBODY WHO WILL GIVE BETTER PLAN THAN THIS ? NO THEN STOP CRITICISING GOVT,
VBM is scam to save Air India, if this issue is not resolved other countries may stop allowing Air India into their country which will be embarrassing the Indian Govt.
That is fake news. US is banned by EU countries. 50,000 new cases in US today and 24,000 in India how they will allow Indians and Americans. Don't spread roomers and fake news please..
Rakesh Kumar Mishra
Bande Bharat is exploting the distress indian and trying to make prfit by high fare pricess. When whole world is in unlockdown stage, India is still in denial mood for international flight. Cann understand the logic
I wish Modiji is aware of all these things which are going on in the name of charter flights by AI. Drama to bahut ho gaya for self interest
God Bless India
With the numbers increasing everyday continuously unabated, all steps should be taken cautiously.