The degree of “open skies” depends on the freedoms of air in the country granted to foreign airlines. There are 9 such freedoms under the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation. The agreement will not only promote connectivity and passenger traffic between the two countries, but it will also lead to lower air fares on these routes. New Delhi: The Uae and India should have an open skies policy instead of an air transport agreement between them, Gulf State Ambassador to India Ahmed Al Banna said on Wednesday, saying such a move would benefit airlines from both countries. India has signed agreements with the United States, Greece, Jamaica, Guyana, Finland, Spain and Sri Lanka, among others. This story was published from a Wire Agency feed with no text changes. Read also: Coronavirus | International routes open on a case-by-case basis: DGCA An open-air service agreement allows airlines from both countries to have an unlimited number of flights and seating in their respective jurisdictions. The National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, allows the government to conclude an “open skies” air transport agreement on a mutual basis with SAARC nations and countries beyond a radius of 5,000 kilometers from New Delhi. Background: Recently, the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) has expressed interest in an “open skies” agreement with India.
India`s open sky policy has an open skies policy with SAARC countries and those outside the 5,000 km radius, which means that nations must enter into a bilateral agreement at this distance and mutually determine the number of flights their airlines can make between the two countries. “Many different sectors have untapped growth potential. The UAE wants to be India`s preferred economic partner and we want to work closely with India to improve at many different levels,” Al Banna told the webinar hosted by Vijay Jolly, chairman of the Delhi Study Group. Click here to read that Mint ePaperMint is now on Telegram. Join the mint channel in your telegram and stay up to date with the latest business news. Freedom of air was formulated following differences of opinion on the extent of the liberalization of air transport in the Convention on International Civil Aviation of the 1940s, known as the Chicago Convention. “We need an open skies policy. You can`t be protective while saying you want to become a hub. Open skies policy and the fifth and sixth freedoms are two distinct themes,” Albanna said at a webinar hosted by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The UAE is interested in an open sky deal with India, its ambassador to India, A.R.
Albanna, said on Wednesday. Topics covered: Bilateral, regional and global groups and agreements that involve India and/or affect India`s interests The UAE is interested in an open sky agreement with India. “We need to look at what we call an open skies policy instead of having an agreement on air transport limited in terms of capacity and number of seats,” Al Banna said. . Read also: Foreign ministers of Russia, India, China meet in Moscow, says Chinese Foreign Ministry He asked India to consider open skies policy separately from the fifth and sixth freedom (of air). . Usha Padhee, Secretary General at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, said in her speech at the webinar that although 2.7 million passengers have been carried by national airlines since May 25, there have only been 800 positive cases of COVID-19. The UAE is the largest Arab investor in India with a share of about 85 percent of all Arab investment in the country, he said. .