US passenger flights to India can resume on July 23


Washington, July 17

The authorities of India has agreed to permit the US air carriers to renew passenger companies within the US-India market beginning July 23, the US Transportation Department mentioned on Friday.

The Indian authorities, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, had banned all scheduled companies, prompting the US Transportation Department in June to accuse India of participating in “unfair and discriminatory practices” on constitution air carriers serving India.

The Transportation Department mentioned it was withdrawing an order it had issued requiring Indian air carriers to use for authorisation previous to conducting constitution flights and mentioned it had accredited an Air India software for passenger constitution flights between the United States and India.

A gaggle representing main US airways and the Indian Embassy in Washington didn’t instantly touch upon Friday.

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation mentioned on Twitter it was transferring to “further expand our international civil aviation operations” and preparations from some flights “with the US, the UAE, France and Germany are being put in place while similar arrangements are also being worked out with several other countries”.

“Under this arrangement,” it added, “airlines from the concerned countries will be able to operate flights from and to India along with Indian carriers.”

The US Transportation Department order was set to take impact subsequent week. The Trump administration mentioned in June it needed “to restore a level playing field for US airlines” underneath the US-India Air Transport Agreement. The Indian authorities had banned all scheduled companies and did not approve the US carriers for constitution operations, it added.

The US authorities mentioned in June that Air India had been working “repatriation” constitution flights between India and the United States in each instructions since May 7. Reuters



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