Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017
Flight services would be even easier with fewer restrictions between India and UK in the coming days to enhance tourism efforts between these two nations. To quote Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon UK aviation minister while delivering his speech in his recent visit to India, ‘’ India is one of our closest allies and key trading partners and this new agreement will only serve to strengthen this crucial relationship.
We are unlocking new trade and tourism opportunities which will boost our economies, create new jobs and open up new business links. This is great news for both the UK and India and is yet another sign that we are open for business and ready to build and strengthen our trade links.’’
Every year almost 2.5 million passengers fly directly between UK and India. More than 88 scheduled services per week in different directions between the two countries are a common scenario to notice. This agreement is expected to increase and open up more opportunities and routes in the coming days.
To quote Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Indian Civil Aviation Minister, ‘’ the increase in number of flights between the UK and India is encouraging news for our businesses and tourists. We already enjoy strong ties with the UK and we welcome such continued association which in the long run will not only encourage business activity, but also people-to-people contact.
I am sure that this agreement will bring direct and indirect benefits to many sectors of the economies of our two countries.’’