It is different from return flights, which are only a possibility, and passengers must register at the embassy to board such flights. “India has made bilateral trips with several countries to facilitate the movement of passengers. Take a look at the right of passengers who wish to travel from India to Qatar and Qatar to India,” the Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now authorized to offer routes between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: since May, special international passenger flights have been flown to India as part of the Vande Bharat mission and, since July, under bilateral air bubble agreements between India and other countries. As part of the bilateral “transport bubbles” agreement between India and Qatar, the airline will operate its Airbus A320neo twice a week between the two cities on Thursdays and Sundays. Read also – International flights: Air India launches its longest flight to San Francisco from this Indian city with some European countries witnessing a second wave of infections, air bubbles allowing citizens to travel freely between certain nations under a reciprocal agreement, seems to be the “new normal”, even if the demand for international air travel remains low. The EU`s civil aviation minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, said India was negotiating air bubble agreements with 13 other countries. Click here to read the Mint ePaperMint is now on telegram.
Join the mint chain in your telegram and stay up to date with the latest economic news. In July, India first built travel bubbles with the United States, Germany and France. Since then, India has entered into agreements with 10 other nations – Britain, Canada, maldives, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Japan. As part of the agreement between India and Qatar, it states that “flights from Qatar to India will carry the following passengers: Indian nationals who are stranded in Qatar; all Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders with Qatari passports and Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding a valid visa issued by an Indian mission in each category covered by the Ministry of the Interior`s directives of 30.06.2020. The air bubble between Qatar and India has been extended until December 31, the Indian embassy said on Twitter on Wednesday.