Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017
Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India, organized back-to-back discussions with Jayant Sinha, India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation to develop air transport facilities along with services between the two countries.
“Both parties agreed to set up a meeting between the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of India to propose a new agreement and policy for the bilateral air services agreement,” said a statement from the UAE Embassy in New Delhi.
The ambassador said: “The UAE is willing to add a few more flights and routes to connect regional airports in India to those in the UAE. This will lead to affordable prices with the required capacity. We’re also focusing on an open sky policy that raises the potential for enhancing UAE-India ties.”
On October 3-4, discussion on this matter might take place.
Besides, Dr Al Banna and Sinha talked on key issues in terms of long-term mutual cooperation and establishing strategic relationship between India and UAE respectively.
Another meeting was arranged last month with the ambassador and Ashok Gajapathi Raju, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, on same program.
A section mentioned in the existing Air Services Agreement highlights that when the route capacity between UAE and India reaches 80 percent, new proportions should be initiated between the air carriers in both the nations and be re-negotiated.