India, UAE agree to increase air services

April 25th, 2008 - 7:27 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have revised their air services agreement that would allow both countries to fly more aircraft. The agreement would also allow UAE to operate flight services to Calicut, Kerala, an official statement said here Thursday. According to the new agreement, signed here Wednesday evening by the aviation officials from the two countries, up to 54,200 passengers could travel in each direction a week. This is an addition of 23,000 passengers per week, the civil aviation ministry said.

The UAE has agreed to clear the formalities of its air services agreement with India soon. It has also urged India to allow the UAE to fly to six more destinations in India - Amritsar, Mangalore, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore and Goa.

The designated airlines flying on India-Dubai routes would be allowed to have seats up to 39,200 per week in each direction.

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