India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

Finnair adds second destination in India, to start flights to Mumbai this July

Finnair – Finland’s flag carrier airline – has added Mumbai as a new destination in Summer 2022 and announced scheduled services between Mumbai and Helsinki starting July 2022. The new launch makes Mumbai its second destination in India. The airline has been operating to New Delhi from Helsinki since October 2006. The airline started operations … Continue reading Finnair adds second destination in India, to start flights to Mumbai this July

These two airlines are vying the India UK market beyond the metros

I follow the India – UK market closely for many reasons. It was one of the first international markets that I got to see closely from within an airline and work towards doing changes on the domestic feeder for it and it is one market which has a very different if not complex BASA (Bilateral … Continue reading These two airlines are vying the India UK market beyond the metros

India – Singapore air bubble paves way for connectivity to Singapore

After signing up with Mauritius and Finland for the air bubble agreement, the Indian government has signed up for the air bubble agreement with Singapore! The announcement came within days of meeting between India’s foreign minister with his counterpart from Singapore. Singapore thus becomes the 31st country with which India has an air bubble agreement. … Continue reading India – Singapore air bubble paves way for connectivity to Singapore

Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA

​The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist Cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu, ​​Lumbini (Kushinagar itself is a Buddhist cultural site) and declaration as an “International Airport” will … Continue reading Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA