Pressure mounts on India to allow foreign airlines to operate flights
New Delhi: Pressure us mounting on India to allow foreign airlines to start operations. America on Monday said Air India will have to seek prior approval for operating flights to and from the US from July22 as India has impaired operating rights of US carriers and has engaged in discriminatory and restrictive practices.
European Union has also initiated talks with India to allow its carriers to resume service to and from India. Airlines of other countries and regions, like Gulf are also eager to resume flights.
In response to the US action, Indian Aviation Ministry is considering "travel bubbles" between India and US, France, Germany and UK that a strong demand for travel.