US to permit Air India to conduct ground-handling at airports: Official


Washington, September 4

The United States has introduced that it plans to revive Air India’s capability to self-conduct its ground-handling operations at American airports.

US Department of Transportation has reversed its earlier order of July 2019 that had suspended the correct of Air India to self-handle at US airports.

The Department and different US authorities companies have continued to work with the Government of India in direction of passable decision of this matter. In that connection, current optimistic developments have led the division to tentatively decide that the general public curiosity now requires removing of the allow situation we had imposed so as 2019-7-9, stated the order issued by Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs.

“We, therefore, have tentatively decided to amend Air India’s permit to remove that condition,” the Department of Transportation stated.

Stakeholders and public have 21 days to reply to this proposal, earlier than it may be finalised and enforced. 

The order comes a day after the Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, had a dialog with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

“India and the US have partnered in aviation sector during these difficult times,” the ambassador tweeted. 

The order additionally relieves Air India of any additional reporting requirement concerning its ground-handling preparations. PTI



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