Air Bubble Agreement Between India And Bangladesh

India established an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020. This plan is applicable until January 31, 2021. Indian and Bangladeshi airlines are now allowed to provide flights between India and Bangladesh and to carry the following categories of people on these flights: under a bilateral air bubble agreement, Bangladesh will resume flights to India from 28 October. The news comes after nearly eight months of air traffic disruptions between the two countries. Trains will operate on Thursdays and Sundays between the two cities with the airline`s Airbus A320neo as part of the bilateral « transportation bubble » between India and Bangladesh, she added. The bangladesh-India air link resumed on Wednesday with two flights leaving Dhaka as part of the air bubble agreement between the two countries. Flights between two countries resumed after nearly eight months. The trip between India and Bangladesh was interrupted due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Since July, India has introduced such bubbles with several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Some 28,76,000 Bangladeshis travelled to India between January 2018 and March 2019. 10% of them traveled for medical treatment.

On Tuesday, the joint venture airline De Tata-SIA Vistara said it had decided to launch flights from India to Bangladesh from November 5, as part of the recently signed air bubble agreement between the two countries. « Demand for air travel between India and Bangladesh is severely blocked and the resumption of flights provides relief for traders, businessmen and other regular travellers in both countries, » Thng said. Vistara`s announcement comes a day after SpiceJet announced a flight from India to Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong from November 5, using bilateral traffic rights under the air bubble pact According to previous media, Bangladesh will resume all flights to India from October 28, under the effect of an « air bubble » agreement. Three Bangladeshi airlines – Biman Bangladeshi Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines and Novo Air – would initially offer 28 flights a week, while five Indian airlines — Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara and GoAir – would fly 28 flights a week between the two countries, The Star Daily reports, citing the secretary general of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Md. Mohibul Haque. To continue to expand our international civil aviation operations, there is now an air bubble between Ind… air bubbles are pacts signed by two countries that allow airlines from both countries to fly. Under these agreements, the number of flights is limited, as all countries are now cautious, so the number of Covid 19 cases does not increase due to the resumption of international flights. The airline, headquartered in Gurugram, will offer four times a week non-stop flights between Calcutta and Chittagong, in addition to the connection between Delhi, Calcutta and Chennai and Dhaka, according to a mint report. The first two flights of the American airlines Bangla departed Wednesday morning from Dhaka to Calcutta and Chennai. The opening of flights is a great relief for people travelling between the two countries.

It was particularly appreciated by those in urgent need of medical assistance in India. Indian and Bangladeshi airlines will each operate 28 flights (per week) between the two countries. High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami thanked the Ministry of Civil Aviation for the launch of the air bubble service and said it would be particularly useful for people with medical requirements. He said the services will help strengthen people linked to contacts between the two countries.

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